[ UK /ɹˈɪfə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɪfəɫ/ ]
  1. look through a book or other written material
    She leafed through the volume
    He thumbed through the report
  2. stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  3. shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix
  4. twitch or flutter
    the paper flicked
  1. a small wave on the surface of a liquid
  2. shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners
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How To Use riffle In A Sentence

  • He puts down the pen and uses the free hand to riffle some pages -- But there weren't such bruises in this case? THE CHEEK PERFORATION DANCE
  • It'll be nice to open the parcel and riffle through the pages of a new book.
  • She finishes rehearsal, returns to her rented atelier in Chelsea and riffles through her (mostly Canadian) collection of music.
  • The channel morphology was characterized by alternating riffle, run, and pool segments that averaged 10-15 m in length.
  • I riffled through a book called ‘The Book of Shadows’ by Lady Sheba.
  • Faintly, though not frequently, a riffle of doubt perturbs Krugman's chipmunk paeans to the Clinton Age.
  • He threw a stone in the pond,and the water riffled for a long while and lay quiet again.
  • So she decided to create a book in which ‘his past and present could be collated and given to him - to riffle through, see, read and preserve.’
  • He threw a stone in the pond,and the water riffled for a long while and lay quiet again.
  • A rainbow stud, resplendent in his best dress uniform, stakes out and defends his riffle against all invaders, threatening would-be rivals with vicious fin-to-fin combat.
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