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Definition of riposte noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    riposte

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//rɪˈpoʊst//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1 a quick and often amusing reply, especially to criticism synonym retort a witty riposte
  2. 2a course of action that takes place in response to something that has happened The U.S. delivered an early riposte to the air attack.
riposte verb + speech
 
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