recital

noun re·cit·al \ ri-ˈsī-tᵊl \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of recital

1 a : a detailed account : enumeration
  • a recital of names and dates
b : the act or process or an instance of reciting
c : discourse, narration
  • a colorful recital of a night on the town
2 a : a concert given by an individual musician or dancer or by a dance troupe
b : a public exhibition of skill given by music or dance pupils

recitalist

play \ri-ˈsī-tᵊl-ist\ noun

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First Known Use of recital

1536


RECITAL Defined for English Language Learners

recital

noun

Definition of recital for English Language Learners

  • : a dance or musical performance

  • : the act of reading something out loud or saying something from memory usually for an audience

  • : a long description or list that includes many things


RECITAL Defined for Kids

recital

noun re·cit·al \ ri-ˈsī-tᵊl \

Definition of recital for Students

1 : a public performance of music or dance given by one or more people
  • a piano recital
2 : an act of describing something usually in great detail

Law Dictionary

recital

noun re·ci·tal \ ri-ˈsīt-ᵊl \

legal Definition of recital

: a formal statement or setting forth of some relevant matter of fact in a deed or other document
Note: A recital is often preceded by whereas.


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