noun, plural ricercari
[ree-cher-kahr-ee; Italian ree-cher-kah-ree] /ˌri tʃərˈkɑr i; Italian ˌri tʃɛrˈkɑ ri/ (Show IPA)
noun (in music of the 16th and 17th centuries) (pl) -cari (-ˈkɑːriː), -cars
an elaborate polyphonic composition making extensive use of contrapuntal imitation and usually very slow in tempo
an instructive composition to illustrate instrumental technique; étude


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