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riff / rif/ • n. (in popular music and jazz) a short repeated phrase, frequently played over changing chords or harmonies or used as a background to a solo improvisation: a brilliant guitar riff. • v. [intr.] play such phrases: the other horns would be riffing behind him.

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riff. Jazz term meaning a short, repetitive, but not improvised, instr. passage, e.g. the beginning of In the Mood.

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RIFF (rɪf) Computing raster image file format

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RIFF Acronym for raster image file format.