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noun, plural ritornellos, ritornelli
[rit-er-nel-ee; Italian ree-tawr-nel-lee] /ˌrɪt ərˈnɛl i; Italian ˌri tɔrˈnɛl li/ (Show IPA). Music.
an orchestral interlude between arias, scenes, or acts in 17th-century opera.
a tutti section in a concerto grosso, aria, etc.
noun (music) (pl) -los, -li (-liː)
an orchestral passage between verses of an aria or song
a ripieno passage in a concerto grosso


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