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English noun: Riff

1. Riff (person) a Berber living in northern Morocco


SynonymsRiffian


Broader (hypernym)Berber

2. riff (communication) a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation


Broader (hypernym)ostinato


English verb: riff

1. riff (perception) look through a book or other written material


SamplesHe thumbed through the report.
She leafed through the volume.


Synonymsflick, flip, leaf, riffle, thumb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)peruse

2. riff (creation) play riffs


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play, spiel









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