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  1. riff(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    catamount, jaguar, mountain lion, puma, cougar, painter, panther

  2. Riff, Riffian(noun)

    a Berber living in northern Morocco

  3. riff(verb)

    play riffs

    Synonyms:
    divine service, help, service, religious service, table service, serving, serve, renovation, military service, service of process, avail, inspection and repair, overhaul, redevelopment, armed service, servicing

    Antonyms:
    ill service, disservice, ill turn

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    pitch, angle, cant, lean, tip, weight, tilt, cant over

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How to use riff in a sentence?

  1. Ed King:

    I am mainly known as the one who verbally counted off' Sweet Home Alabama,' then played the infamous Stratocaster riff as well as the solos in that tune, i am the luckiest guitar player that ever lived. Who could've guessed that song would pay the rent for over 30 years ?

  2. Jimmy Page:

    Guitarist Keith kicked it off and I began to mould a riff around Guitarist Keith guitar part to augment the arrangement.

  3. Art Garfunkel:

    Paul says he heard the phrase 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' sung as a Baptist riff, i took it to mainstream radio. Then Aretha so brilliantly brought it back to church.

  4. John Podesta:

    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.

  5. Jeff Annison and Paul Scanlan:

    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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