[Arabic roo b ahl khah-lee; English roo b al kah-lee] /Arabic ˌrʊb ɑl ˈxɑ li; English ˌrʊb æl ˈkɑ li/
a desert in S Arabia, N of Hadhramaut and extending from Yemen to Oman. About 250,000 sq. mi. (647,500 sq. km).
noun 1. a variety of bright-red rock crystal.
adjective 1. having certain notes arbitrarily lengthened while others are correspondingly shortened, or vice versa. noun, plural rubatos, rubati [roo-bah-tee; Italian roo-bah-tee] /ruˈbɑ ti; Italian ruˈbɑ ti/ (Show IPA) 2. a rubato phrase or passage. 3. a rubato performance. adverb 4. in a rubato manner. noun (pl) -tos 1. flexibility of tempo in performance adjective, […]
verb (used with object), rubbed, rubbing. 1. to subject the surface of (a thing or person) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, smoothing, polishing, coating, massaging, or soothing: to rub a table top with wax polish; to rub the entire back area. 2. to move (something) back and forth or with a rotary motion, […]
noun 1. Also called India rubber, natural rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc. a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, especially Hevea and Ficus species. 2. a material made by chemically treating and toughening this […]