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- (music) The part of a concerto grosso in which the ensemble plays together; contrasted with the concertino.
2009, January 20, “Allan Kozinn”, in Shafts of Sun in Winter From the Italian Baroque:
- […] on Sunday four more violinists, a second violist and a harpsichordist were added to give the ripieno sections of the fast movements a heftier punch than the smaller group delivered.
ripieno m (plural ripieni)