ri·​pie·​no | \ ri-ˈpyā-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce ripieno (audio) , -ˈpye- \
plural ripieni\ ri-​ˈpyā-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce ripieni (audio) , -​ˈpye-​ \ or ripienos

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Recent Examples on the Web A few decades ago, these strings were usually multiple players on each part, creating more contrast between the soloists and the ripieno, as well as adding sonic heft to the works. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Bach Collegium San Diego opens season with a lovely Bach cantata," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of ripieno

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ripieno

Italian, literally, filled up

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“Ripieno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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