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Definition 1: a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation - [noun denoting communication]

(riff is a kind of ...) a musical phrase repeated over and over during a composition

Definition 2: a Berber living in northern Morocco - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for riff in the sense of this definition

(riff is a kind of ...) a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa

Definition 3: play riffs - [verb of creation]

(riff is a kind of ...) replay (as a melody)

"Play it again, Sam" "She played the third movement very beautifully"

Definition 4: look through a book or other written material - [verb of perception]

Samples where riff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He thumbed through the report
  • She leafed through the volume

Synonyms for riff in the sense of this definition

(riff is a kind of ...) examine or consider with attention and in detail

"Please peruse this report at your leisure"

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