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Examples of rendition in a Sentence
a moving rendition of an old gospel song
a new rendition of the text in English
Recent Examples of rendition from the Web
And, of course, the corporate rendition from mega-chain Rita’s saturates the market.
The trend began with fans dipping their fries in Wendy’s Frostys; now, according to Bon Appétit, serious chefs are serving up their own renditions.
The pipe-smoking contest and the ugly lamp competition are among the dearly departed, but the 113th rendition of the Kentucky State Fair has a bunch of new offerings to entertain, educate and amaze.
This artist's rendition of Taylor Swift is a very good sketch of Rolf from The Sound of Music.
Former 4-H participants Ann Pickett Sansing, of Columbia, and Debbie Mullinix Wilk, of Ellicott City, started the parade with their rendition of the national anthem.
But on Saturday, about four hours before FC Barcelona was set to play Real Madrid in Miami for the first ever United States rendition of El Clasico, there was no blue and white in sight.
The three actors in the Playhouse on Park rendition of this small theater staple — running through July 30 at the West Hartford theater — enhance this silly literary wit with frantic physical comedy.
While history has judged Gaye’s All-Star rendition generously, many in its immediate aftermath—
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Did You Know?
Rendition entered English in the early 17th century and can be traced to the Middle French word reddition and ultimately to the Latin verb reddere, meaning "to return." The English verb "render" is another descendant of "reddere," so perhaps it is no surprise that "rendition" fundamentally means "the act or result of rendering." English speakers also once adopted "reddition" itself (meaning either "restitution, surrender" or "elucidation"), but that word has mostly dropped out of use. Incidentally, if you've guessed that "surrender" is also from the same word family, you may be right; surrender derives in part from the Anglo-French rendre, which likely influenced the alteration of "reddition" to "rendition."
Origin and Etymology of rendition
First Known Use: 1601See Words from the same year
RENDITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rendition for English Language Learners
: a performance of something
RENDITION Defined for Kids
Definition of rendition for Students
- He played his own rendition of a popular tune.
legal Definition of rendition
- the Court's rendition of judgment
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