noun[mass noun] informal
Guitar riffs, especially in rock music.
- Most of the record is fast, somewhat furious and filled with enough riffage to make any gearhead drool.
- Later songs like "Innocent" and "Whatever" still have the guitar riffage but experiment more in empathy.
- Hence, Thieves and Poets: a ballet score in which John McLaughlin surrounds his machine-gun acoustic riffage with impressionistic bursts of orchestral colour.
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