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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
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His knack for keeping textures spotless, rhythms sharply etched, yielded an idiomatic rendition of Bartok’s mid-20th-century take on the baroque concerto grosso.
The song was recorded by pretty much everybody (including—my favorite—a plaintive 1943 rendition by Benny Goodman and Helen Forrest ).
That’s what the daytime show on Oct. 21 was about, when five pianists took turns playing solo and duo renditions of almost every work Monk wrote.
By contrast, the refusal last year of Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers, to stand for pregame renditions of the national anthem, to protest against police brutality, was less effective.
On an upstage bandstand that sometimes brings them down front and center, the band delivers Miami Sound Machine-worthy renditions of hit after hit (the Estefans did the orchestrations).
Christmas & Chill contains six new Christmas songs, i.e. not Ariana renditions of more traditional tunes.
In addition to its signature rice bowls, Hoya now offers revamped renditions of its ramen, bibimbap and bulgogi.
And Budapest has often been cast as a stand-in for the City of Light in movies, most recently in the Robert Pattinson–Uma Thurman film rendition of Guy de Maupassant's Bel Ami, shot on the city's streets this spring.
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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."
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