Definition of Ricercare

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of ricercar) ¹



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Definition of Ricercare

1. [n -CARI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ricercare

riceburger
riceburgers
riced
ricefish
ricefishes
ricegrower
ricegrowers
ricegrowing
riceless
ricelike
ricemeal
ricepaper
ricer
ricercar
ricercare (current term)
ricercares
ricercari
ricercars
ricers
rices
ricey
rich client
rich clients
rich for one's blood
rich man
rich person
rich tea biscuit
rich text

Literary usage of Ricercare

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1. The Story of the Organ by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1903)
"Their favourite art-form was the ricercare, which is described by Pre- torius as a ... The word ricercare means "sought out": its English equivalent was ..."

2. The Story of Organ Music by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1905)
"the ricercare. The larger English compositions were called Fantasias, or Fancies, ... The Fantasia was the English name for the ricercare, but the words ..."

3. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"From the' verb, ricercare, to seek again, search: originally a prelude which sought to draw the attention of the listeners and prepare for the principal ..."

4. An Elizabethan Virginal Book: Being a Critical Essay on the Contents of a by Edward Woodall Naylor (1905)
"The thing called Fugue existed in the i6th century under the name Fantasia, or ricercare. The name " Fancy " was common in England in the ..."

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