1. Music, mainly guitar: A musical phrase based on or around musical scales*. Riffs can be pre-prepared and repeated, or improvised on the spot and of indefinite length based loosly around the melody of the song.
Scales are a way of arranging musical notes so that they a cool to listen to. Basic scales for guitar include:
2.There is also an Arabic people called Riffs.
The lights went down and the lead guitarist then played a long, slow, sweet blues based riff that had the hairs standing up on the back of peoples necks.
Jellied eels are an old East End (of London) favourite where they are still sold from street stalls, to be eaten from china bowls sprinkled with hot chilli vinegar. Jellied eels are the sort of street food you wolf down while standing up or perhaps on the way home from the pub.
Traditional foods in London include pie and mash and jellied eels.