recital

noun

re·​cit·​al ri-ˈsī-tᵊl How to pronounce recital (audio)
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 noun

Examples of recital in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a review of Yefim Bronfman, the pianist, in recital at Carnegie Hall, go here. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 13 May 2024 In her first Bay Area appearances, violinist Mayuko Kamio, winner of the Gold Medal at the 2007 Tchaikovsky Competition, performs a recital for Chamber Music San Francisco accompanied by pianist Noreen Polera and featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler and others. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for recital 

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Word History

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of recital was in 1536

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Cite this Entry

“Recital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recital. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

recital

noun
re·​cit·​al ri-ˈsīt-ᵊl How to pronounce recital (audio)
1
: a reciting of something
especially : a story told in detail
2
: a program of music usually given by a single performer
a piano recital
3
: a public performance by music or dance pupils
recitalist noun

Legal Definition

recital

noun
re·​ci·​tal ri-ˈsīt-ᵊl How to pronounce recital (audio)
: 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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