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  • abbr. ritardando

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3d pers. sing. pres. of ride, contracted from rideth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tear; break; rend; strike.
  • To make an incision in the ground, with a spade or other instrument, as a line of direction for future delving or digging; rip; scratch; cut.
  • To dry (hemp or flax).
  • A Middle English form of the third person singular present indicative of ride (contracted from rideth).
  • n. A slight incision made in the ground, as with a spade; a scratch made on a board, etc.
  • n. Abbreviations of ritardando.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. gradually decreasing in tempo


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