rendition was our Word of the Day on 05/15/2007. Hear the podcast!
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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
May’s office revealed that martial bands of Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards will welcome Trump at his arrival in the Great Court with rousing renditions of the Liberty Fanfare, Amazing Grace and the National Emblem.
The restaurant's brunch menu features both of their renditions of shrimp and grits.
The day with a rousing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Richard, a former Eva’s Heroes student.
My sister celebrated our new house with a needlepoint rendition of it and threw in a profusion of purple blossoms free of charge.
Her wrenching ballad performances and suave renditions of bossa nova standards earned her glowing reviews, increasingly prestigious bookings and the admiration of her colleagues.
Check out our five favorite versions of the track, from Pablo Montero’s classic rendition to Tokyo Ska Paradise’s instrumental ska reading. 1.
The first day is devoted to renditions of summer favorites like corn on the cob and fried chicken, in cake form.
The high school students did their rendition moments after teacher Melody Herzfeld from the same campus received an award Sunday night.
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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."
RENDITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rendition for English Language Learners
: a performance of something
RENDITION Defined for Kids
legal Definition of rendition
- the Court's rendition of judgment
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