Definition of "recitation" []

  • The act of reciting memorized materials in a public performance. (noun)
  • The material so presented. (noun)
  • Oral delivery of prepared lessons by a pupil. (noun)
  • The class period within which this delivery occurs. (noun)
  • The act of reciting from memory, or a formal reading of verse before an audience (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.

  • Something recited (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "recitation" in a sentence
  • "The decision was written in such a way that I had a hard time discerning the factual time line of this case, but I believe that the following factual recitation is correct."
  • "Know, O King, that last night I was at a party where they made a perfection of the Koran and got together doctors of law and religion skilled in recitation and intoning; and, when the readers ended, the table was spread and amongst other things they set before us was a marinated ragout553 flavoured with cumin seed."
  • "The scene, containing much recitation, is long and well told."