Word of the Day!

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rifacimento
[ ri-fah-chi-MEN-toh; It. ree-fah-chee-MEN-taw ]
Definition: a recast or adaptation, as of a literary or musical work.
– noun
a recast or adaptation, as of a literary or musical work.

Examples:
It is not a rifacimento of compliments; such is not the style with which I am saluted by the Duke of Doze and the Earl of Leatherdale!
– Benjamin Disraeli, Vivian Grey , 1906
Nevertheless, he shared the impression of unlikeness that certain parts of the play had left on many minds, and thought them best explained by the hypothesis of intermediate work, Shakespeare’s rifacimento of which was not so thorough but that he accepted much structure and a good deal of actual verse from its author…
– William Shakespeare, with introduction by Brian Morris, The Taming of the Shrew , 1981

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