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ritornello

ri·tor·nel·lo

ritornello

 
pronunciation:
ri tor ne lo
part of speech: noun
inflections: ritornelli, ritornellos
definition 1: an instrumental interlude between stanzas, arias, scenes, or the like, esp. in early seventeenth-century operas.
definition 2: a section for full orchestra recurring in a concerto grosso or as the refrain of a rondo.