a Berber living in northern Morocco
a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation
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"
A repeated instrumental melody line in a song.
A clever or witty remark.
To improvise in the performance or practice of an art, especially by expanding on or making novel use of traditional themes.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
What does RIFF stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the RIFF acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of riff in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of riff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There used to be a saying that 40 below keeps out the riff-raff, that's not true anymore.
Wonder if tomorrow night, we should be more purposeful about generating the ‘U-S-A, U-S-A' chants during her riff about the need for togetherness and unity … with people holding the little American flags.
The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.
We don’t expect these companies to experience much success. Equity crowdfunding isn’t easy or inexpensive, and the SEC has important safeguards like bad actor checks and reporting requirements that will eliminate most of the riff-raff, plus, the public is sophisticated these days and has access to enough information to make well-informed decisions.
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