recital

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

Definition of recital

1a : 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
2a : 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

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Other Words from recital

recitalist \ ri-​ˈsī-​tᵊl-​ist How to pronounce recitalist (audio) \ noun

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This summer at the Salzburg Festival, Evgeny Kissin jumped the gun by giving an all-Beethoven recital. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Mozart & Co.," 30 Aug. 2019 Jessalynn choreographed JoJo’s solo routines for local dance recitals. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Time, "'What Do People Want Me to Do? Wear Black Every Day?': How Child Star JoJo Siwa Built Her Sparkly Empire," 22 Aug. 2019 She was known for never missing her children and grandchildren's ball games and dance recitals and for enjoying watching her husband and children coaching their teams. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/19," 19 July 2019 Hilary Hahn does an all-Bach solo recital at Ozawa Hall (July 10). BostonGlobe.com, "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 4 July 2019 Weitzman said the two were often together on family outings, and both attended their daughter's dance recital Sunday. Fox News, "AP Was There: Police question OJ Simpson in killings," 10 June 2019 Amper toured the United States with her lecture/piano recital related to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists. cleveland.com, "Let creativity flow in watershed art, music and history: Sun Messages," 19 July 2019 At her senior recital, she was backed by a full orchestra. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "On the Road with Mitski," 1 July 2019 Ruth was a harpist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, so classical recitals were common in the front formal rooms. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley," 14 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of recital

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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recital

noun

English Language Learners Definition of recital

: 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

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

Kids Definition of recital

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

recital

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

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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