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Definition of Ravel

Ravel

  1. To separate or undo the texture of; to take apart; to untwist; to unweave or unknit; -- often followed by out; as, to ravel a twist; to ravel out a stocking.
  2. To undo the intricacies of; to disentangle.
  3. To pull apart, as the threads of a texture, and let them fall into a tangled mass; hence, to entangle; to make intricate; to involve.
  4. To become untwisted or unwoven; to be disentangled; to be relieved of intricacy.
  5. To fall into perplexity and confusion.
  6. To make investigation or search, as by picking out the threads of a woven pattern.

Ravel Quotations

When I was younger, I used to do that a lot: I would hear a part of a song that would really relax me and then put it on repeat. That would send me to sleep. It was quite obvious classical music, people like Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel.
King Krule

I toyed with the idea of playing Ravel's 'Pavane pour une infante defunte' but I couldn't remember if it's a tune or Latin prescription for piles.
Les Dawson

You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second rate Ravel.
Maurice Ravel

Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept. He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans, finally. You know, that's where it really came from. Almost all of the harmony that I play can be traced to one of those four people and whoever their influences were.
Herbie Hancock

And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero, probably whoever played percussion on that, will never have It played better than that.
Buddy Rich
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Ravel Translations

ravel in Swedish is riva
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