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riband Line breaks: rib¦and
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪb(ə)nd/

Definition of riband in English:


A ribbon.
Example sentences
  • The silent roadway looked like a long riband of polished silver, flecked here and there by the dark arabesques of waving shadows.
  • When the Dodgers and the Giants left New York in 1957, he quoted Robert Browning: ‘Just for a handful of silver he left us, just for a riband to stick in his coat.’
  • The fourth class (officers of the British Empire and Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order) and fifth class (members of the British Empire and Royal Victorian Order) wear their respective badges on medal ribands or bows (women).


Middle English: from Old French riban, probably from a Germanic compound of the noun band1.

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