Definitions For Riff


  • A jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation
  • A Berber living in northern Morocco
  • A short and usually repeated pattern of notes in a song
  • A short set of comments on a particular subject


  • Play riffs
  • Look through a book or other written material

Is Riff a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Riff is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Riff in a Sentence

  • He stole that riff from another song.
  • A mock news program with humorous riffs on current events

Synonyms for Riff

Look up a Word

Search the dictionary for definitions, synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, and more!