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 for Ridotto
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ridotto \Ri*dot"to\, n. [It., fr. LL. reductus a retreat. See
     Redoubt.]
     1. A favorite Italian public entertainment, consisting of
        music and dancing, -- held generally on fast eves.
        --Brande & C.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              There are to be ridottos at guinea tickets.
                                                    --Walpole.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Music) An arrangement or abridgment of a piece from the
        full score.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ridotto \Ri*dot"to\, v. i.
     To hold ridottos. [R.] --J. G. Cooper.
     [1913 Webster]

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