Meaning of “riff” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “riff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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riffnoun [ C ]

us /rɪf/

(in popular music) a simple tune that is used as a pattern for creating more complicated musical patterns

(Definition of “riff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)