Definition of recital
2a : a concert given by an individual musician or dancer or by a dance troupeb : a public exhibition of skill given by music or dance pupils
recitalistplay \-təl-ist\ noun
Recent Examples of recital from the Web
Victoria Beckham went to her daughter's ballet recital.
Dozens of them, in fact, from recitals to full-fledged opera productions.
Former president Obama often took time off from the White House to attend her dance recitals.
Then in 2007, the final phase was completed with a smaller building that now holds Opera Idaho’s offices, as well as rehearsal and recital space.
Today—a mere Monday—footage of Blue Ivy Carter, the 5-year-old child of Beyoncé and Jay Z, at her ballet recital surfaced on TMZ.
At a school concert, soccer match, or dance recital—events where your child is not close at hand—
May be biased but someone was a star at her 4-year-old dance recital!
Caroline Todd went from singing a solo at a recital at Hinsdale South High School to Hinsdale Hospital via an ambulance.
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First Known Use of recital
RECITAL Defined for English Language Learners
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
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
Legal Definition of recital
: a formal statement or setting forth of some relevant matter of fact in a deed or other document
Additional Notes on recital
A recital is often preceded by whereas.
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