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
Caroline Todd went from singing a solo at a recital at Hinsdale South High School to Hinsdale Hospital via an ambulance.
The recital raised money for a statue of Bach that still stands outside the Leipzig church.
Violist Milean Pajaro-van de Stadt will be joined by Korepanova in a recital June 18 of all the viola sonatas by Brahms and Shostakovich.
During the recital of the oath of citizenship, members of the court walked throughout the crowd and made sure the applicants were reading and saying the oath.
Her favorite photo of the two of them together was taken at one of her violin recitals in 2002.
Leonardo Pierdomenico of Italy began his recital with an offbeat work that generated sheer joy: Clementi’s Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp minor.
Each was to devote much of his recital to music in minor keys, yet the works were of such emotional richness, depth and complexity that no simplistic notions of major as happy, and minor as sad, could intrude.
The M:355 renders video fades and wipes of kid brother's senior recital with a svelte 1.7-GHz Centrino processor, backed up by a swift hard drive.
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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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