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Meaning of RECITAL

Pronunciation:  ri'sItl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  performance of music or dance especially by soloists
  2. [n]  the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
  3. [n]  a detailed account or description of something; "he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"
  4. [n]  a detailed statement giving facts and figures; "his wife gave a recital of his infidelities"
  5. [n]  a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

RECITAL is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: narration, reading, recitation, yarn
 See Also: account, body, chronicle, close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, history, introduction, oral presentation, performance, public presentation, public speaking, recounting, relation, report, speaking, speechmaking, statement, story, telling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*cit"al\, n. [From {Recite}.]
1. The act of reciting; the repetition of the words of
   another, or of a document; rehearsal; as, the recital of

2. A telling in detail and due order of the particulars of
   anything, as of a law, an adventure, or a series of
   events; narration. --Addison.

3. That which is recited; a story; a narration.

4. (Mus.) A vocal or instrumental performance by one person;
   -- distinguished from concert; as, a song recital; an
   organ, piano, or violin recital.

5. (Law) The formal statement, or setting forth, of some
   matter of fact in any deed or writing in order to explain
   the reasons on which the transaction is founded; the
   statement of matter in pleading introductory to some
   positive allegation. --Burn.

Syn: Account; rehearsal; recitation; narration; description;
     explanation; enumeration; detail; narrative. See

Computing Dictionary

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