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- n. Alternative form of ritornello.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short return or repetition; a concluding symphony to an air, often consisting of the burden of the song.
- n. A short intermediate symphony, or instrumental passage, in the course of a vocal piece; an interlude.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, an instrumental prelude, interlude, or refrain belonging to a vocal work, like a song, aria, or chorus; also, one of the tutti passages in an instrumental concerto. Also formerly called a symphony.
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