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
- Rice vinegar
noun a type of veingar made from rice wine, in a variety of colors and flavors Usage Note cooking
noun 1. a brown weevil, Sitophilus oryzae, that infests, breeds in, and feeds on stored grains, especially rice.
- Rice wine
noun a sweet low-alcohol beverage made from fermented glutinous rice; also called sake , mirin Usage Note cooking
adjective, riceyer, riceyest. 1. pertaining to, resembling, or containing rice.