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Noun: ritornello (ritornellos,ritornelli)  ,ri-tu(r)'ne-low
  1. A short intermediate symphony, or instrumental passage, in the course of a vocal piece; an interlude
     
  2. A short return or repetition; a concluding symphony to an air, often consisting of the burden of the song

Derived forms: ritornelli, ritornellos

Encyclopedia: Ritornello