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Definition of "recital" []

  • The act of reading or reciting in a public performance. (noun)
  • A very detailed account or report of something; a narration. (noun)
  • A public performance of music or dance, especially by a solo performer. (noun)
  • A musical performance by a soloist or soloists (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act of reciting or repeating something learned or prepared (noun)
  • An account, narration, or description (noun)
  • A detailed statement of facts, figures, etc (noun)
  • The preliminary statement in a deed showing the reason for its existence and leading up to and explaining the operative part (noun)

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Use "recital" in a sentence
  • "The dance recital is this weekend with dress rehearsals today and tomorrow afternoon and then showings Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening."
  • "Critic-at-large Moe and I got ourselves good and lost in the Sherborn Town Forest this morning, and when we got back to the car, WGBH was rebroadcasting a portion of Garrick Ohlsson's Jordan Hall recital from a couple of weeks back."
  • "When Shams Al – Nahar heard this recital from the damsel, she sighed heavily and the song pleased her."