how to pronounce riff


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the above transcription of riff is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

riff is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of riff in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… a riff all right that's falling my …”

meanings of riff


  1. A repeated instrumental melody line in a song. Listen to one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time!.
  2. A spoof.
  3. The belly; the bowels.
  4. A clever or witty remark.
  5. A variation on something.


  1. To improvise in the performance or practice of an art, especially by expanding on or making novel use of traditional themes.
  2. To riffle.


  1. Acronym of Resource Interchange File Format.

riff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word riff occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics riff can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that riff can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to riff


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