verb (used with object), riffed, riffing. Informal.
to discharge (a person) from military or civil service, especially as part of an economy program.
a melodic phrase, often constantly repeated, forming an accompaniment or part of an accompaniment for a soloist.
verb (used without object)
to perform riffs.
verb (used with object), Informal.
(pl) Rifs, Riffs, Rifis, Rif, Riff, Rifi. a member of a Berber people, inhabiting the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
Also called Rifian, Riffian (ˈrɪfɪən). the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
See Er Rif
(in jazz or rock music) a short series of chords
(intransitive) to play or perform riffs in jazz or rock music
(informal) to speak amusingly or make (amusing comments or remarks)
reduction in force
noun 1. a small curved file. noun 1. a file with a curved face for filing concave surfaces
verb (used with or without object), riffled, riffling. 1. to turn hastily; flutter and shift: to riffle a stack of letters; to riffle through a book. 2. Cards. to shuffle by dividing the deck in two, raising the corners slightly, and allowing them to fall alternately together. 3. to cause or become a riffle. noun […]
noun 1. (informal) the use of an abundance of dominant riffs
- Riff on someone
riff on someone