Definition of ritornello
ritornelliplay \-ˈne-(ˌ)lē\ or
1a : a short recurrent instrumental passage in a vocal compositionb : an instrumental interlude in early opera
2 : a tutti passage in a concerto or rondo refrain
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An orchestral ritornello serves as a bridge between each variation.
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