Music. a chiefly polyphonic instrumental form of the 16th and 17th centuries closely resembling the vocal motet in structure and style.
a composition, especially for a keyboard instrument, having this form.
noun, plural ricercari [ree-cher-kahr-ee; Italian ree-cher-kah-ree] /ˌri tʃərˈkɑr i; Italian ˌri tʃɛrˈkɑ ri/ (Show IPA) 1. ricercar. noun (in music of the 16th and 17th centuries) (pl) -cari (-ˈkɑːriː), -cars 1. an elaborate polyphonic composition making extensive use of contrapuntal imitation and usually very slow in tempo 2. an instructive composition to illustrate instrumental technique; […]
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