Riffle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɪfl|  American pronunciation of the word riffle
Brit.  |ˈrɪf(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word riffle

noun

- a small wave on the surface of a liquid (syn: ripple, rippling, wavelet)
- shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners

verb

- twitch or flutter (syn: flick, ruffle)
- look through a book or other written material (syn: flick, flip, leaf, riff, thumb)
- stir up (water) so as to form ripples (syn: cockle, ripple, ruffle, undulate)
- shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix

Examples

He riffled the pages of the magazine.

...Web research is convenient but doesn't offer the tactile pleasures of riffling through heavy old books....

It only took him a few moments riffling through the records to find the right name.

The magician riffled through the cards with skilful fingers.

He riffled through the papers on his desk.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: riffle
he/she/it: riffles
present participle: riffling
past tense: riffled
past participle: riffled
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