Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- ripieno In music, supplementary. Specifically, noting an instrument or a performer who assists in tutti passages, merely doubling or reinforcing the part of the leading performers.
- n ripieno Pl. ripieni (-nē). Such an instrument or performer. In an orchestra, all the first violins, except the leader or concert-master, are ripieni. Opposed to principal or solo.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- adj Ripieno ri-pyā′nō (mus.) supplementary
- n Ripieno a supplementary instrument or performer:—pl. Ripie′ni