American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrumental interlude recurring after each stanza in a vocal work.
- n. A passage or section for full orchestra in a concerto or aria.
- n. An instrumental interlude in early 17th-century opera.
- n. The refrain of a rondo.
- Italian ritornello, diminutive of ritorno return, from ritornare to return: compare French ritournelle. (Wiktionary)
- Italian, diminutive of ritorno, return, from ritornare, to return, from Vulgar Latin *retornāre; see return. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They memorably incorporate, as a kind of ritornello, a string arrangement of the exquisite opening bars of the Prelude in C-sharp minor from Book Two of”
“ritornello," and I had fondly imagined its impassioned lines were all for me!”
“The musical content is that of a children's song; the strophic structure actually diminishes any sense of conflict; the insouciant ritornello — — resets each verse like rounds of a game.”
“Nel video viene usata una versione demo del brano, fino alla fine del ritornello.”
“The posthumous op. 8 collection has been noted for its division into solo concertos and concerti grossi, the use of the ritornello principle, and the three-movement fast–slow–fast format.”
“On the other end, there's the opening movement of Faschingsschwank aus Wien, where the lyricism is always being interrupted by a boisterous beer-hall ritornello: Florestan suddenly showing up to shake Eusebius out of his reverie and drag him back to the party.”
“I do not know about you, but as a tax payer that last Tuesday had to pay the equivalent of 15 days income in taxes I am getting tired of that megalomaniacal Chavez ritornello.”
“There will be no consensus program set except for the ever present “Chavez out” ritornello.”
“Not a symptom of rectification or common sense: exactly the same ridiculous ritornello of almost half a century, with the same suspects ever capitalism, the US and the democrats from the opposition.”
“In later concertos the louder and more splendid the opening bars of the first ritornello, the smaller and almost more timid will be the solo piano entrance.”
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