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Definition of "ritornelle" []

  • Alternative form of ritornello. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ritornelle" in a sentence
  • "The word _symphony_ was formerly used synonymously with _ritornelle_, both words being applied to instrumental interludes between parts of vocal works, but this usage has now entirely disappeared."
  • "There is decoration in the ritornelle in E flat and one feels the absence of a compensating emotion, despite the display of contrapuntal skill."
  • "A semi-chorus, which can also be sung by three solo voices ( "The Pain is over"), closes the sad scene, the ritornelle at the end being made still more effective by the harps, which give it a celestial character."
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