Definition of Ridotto

1. n. A favorite Italian public entertainment, consisting of music and dancing, -- held generally on fast eves.



2. v. i. To hold ridottos.

3. n. An arrangement or abridgment of a piece from the full score.

Definition of Ridotto

1. Noun. A public ball, typically a masquerade, popular in the 18th century. ¹

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Definition of Ridotto

1. a public musical entertainment in 18th century England [n -TOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ridotto

riding habit
riding habits
riding halter
riding halters
riding horse
riding lamp
riding light
riding master
riding mower
riding school
riding whip
ridings
ridley
ridleys
ridonkulous
ridotto (current term)
ridottoes
ridottos
rids
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riebeckite
riebeckites
riel
riels
riem
riempie
riempies
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Literary usage of Ridotto

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1. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"... Recollections— Compositions—The First Trios—Sonatas Dedicated to Haydn—Variations—Dances for the ridotto Rooms— Plays at Haydn's Concert. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"ridotto ; a masquerade, attended with music and dancing, and other amusements. ... Formerly, none but a Venetian noble could have a bank in the ridotto; ..."

3. Curiosities of London: Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of by John Timbs (1868)
"The only visible effect it has had was on the ridotto, at which, being the following night, there were but 400 people. A parson who came into White's the ..."

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