What does riff mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Riff, Riffian(noun)

    a Berber living in northern Morocco

  2. riff(verb)

    a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation

  3. flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff(verb)

    look through a book or other written material

    "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

  4. riff(verb)

    play riffs


  1. riff(Noun)

    A repeated instrumental melody line in a song.

  2. riff(Noun)

    A clever or witty remark.

  3. riff(Verb)

    To improvise in the performance or practice of an art, especially by expanding on or making novel use of traditional themes.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Riff

    the name given to the N. coast-lands of Morocco from Tangiers to Algeria; is a mountainous and woody region, with a rugged foreshore, inhabited by lawless Berbers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of riff in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of riff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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