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Risorgimento the movement to liberate and unify Italy, or the period from 1750 to 1870, in which this movement occurred.
risotto an Italian dish of rice cooked in broth, to which grated cheese, other flavorings, and vegetables may be added.
risqué very close to indecency or indelicacy; sexually suggestive; racy.
ritard a ritardando. [2 definitions]
ritardando gradually becoming slower (used as a musical direction). [2 definitions]
rite a formal ceremonial ritual prescribed or customary for a specific occasion, as in religious worship. [2 definitions]
rite of passage a formal, often religious ceremony or procedure that marks a transition from one stage of life to another, such as marriage. [2 definitions]
ritornello an instrumental interlude between stanzas, arias, scenes, or the like, esp. in early seventeenth-century operas. [2 definitions]
ritual an established and prescribed procedure for a ceremony, esp. a religious one. [4 definitions]
ritualism the observance or study of ritual. [2 definitions]
ritualize to make into, or treat as, a ritual or rituals.
rival the person with whom one is competing; competitor. [5 definitions]
rivalry the act, relation, or condition of a rival or rivals; competition. [2 definitions]
rive to tear apart; rend. [3 definitions]
riven a past participle of rive. [2 definitions]
river a large natural stream of water flowing in a definite course or channel toward a lake, ocean, or other body of water. [2 definitions]
riverbank the sloped ground at the edge of a river.
river basin the area of land from which a river and its tributaries drain water.
riverbed the channel of a river in which water flows or used to flow.
riverboat a boat that is suited for use in the relatively shallow waters of a river.
riverfront the section of a settlement, such as a town or city, fronting on a river, esp. one with warehouses, markets, and other commercial enterprises.