verb (used with or without object), riffled, riffling.
to turn hastily; flutter and shift:
to riffle a stack of letters; to riffle through a book.
Cards. to shuffle by dividing the deck in two, raising the corners slightly, and allowing them to fall alternately together.
to cause or become a riffle.
a rapid, as in a stream.
a ripple, as upon the surface of water.
Mining. the lining of transverse bars or slats on the bed of a sluice, arranged so as to catch heavy minerals, as gold or platinum.
a hopper for distributing bulk material.
the act or method of riffling cards.
when intr, often foll by through. to flick rapidly through (the pages of a book, magazine, etc), esp in a desultory manner
to shuffle (playing cards) by halving the pack and flicking the adjacent corners together
to make or become a riffle
(US & Canadian)
a rapid in a stream
a rocky shoal causing a rapid
a ripple on water
(mining) a contrivance on the bottom of a sluice, containing transverse grooves for trapping particles of gold
the act or an instance of riffling
noun 1. (informal) the use of an abundance of dominant riffs
- Riff on someone
riff on someone
noun 1. people, or a group of people, regarded as disreputable or worthless: a pack of riffraff. 2. the lowest classes; rabble: the riffraff of the city. 3. trash; rubbish. adjective 4. worthless, disreputable, or trashy. noun (sometimes functioning as pl) 1. worthless people, esp collectively; rabble 2. (dialect) worthless rubbish
noun 1. a melodic phrase, often constantly repeated, forming an accompaniment or part of an accompaniment for a soloist. verb (used without object) 2. to perform riffs. verb (used with object), Informal. 1. rif. noun, plural Riffs, Riffi [rif-ee] /ˈrɪf i/ (Show IPA). (especially collectively) Riff. 1. a member of the Berber people living in […]