ritornello

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Etymology[edit]

Italian ritornello, diminutive of ritorno return, from ritornare to return: compare French ritournelle.

Noun[edit]

ritornello (plural ritornellos or ritornelli)

  1. (music) an orchestral interlude between arias, scenes, or acts in seventeenth-century opera.
  2. (music) a tutti section in a concerto grosso, aria, etc.

Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ritornello m (plural ritornelli)

  1. (music) refrain, chorus, burden
  2. (by extension) same old story, hook