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 Ridol’phus (in Jerusalem Delivered).Rien’zi (Nicolò Gabri’ni). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ridot’to (Italian).
 
An assembly where the company is first entertained to music, and then joins in dancing. The word originally meant music reduced to a full score. (Latin, reductus.)   1
 


 Ridol’phus (in Jerusalem Delivered).Rien’zi (Nicolò Gabri’ni). 

 
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