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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.
riverhead the source of a river.