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
Almost 2000 of them travelled to South Wales and made most of the noise, including a rousing rendition of Delilah at full time.
Friday Night Sound Waves, 6-9 p.m. Ladies of Soul will fill your heart with their sassy rendition of familiar tunes ranging from Motown and R&B to disco and Top 40.
The anti-Birthday crowd is not interested in a jovial party or a fancy dinner at a restaurant, where a waiter might humiliate you at the end of a meal by bringing all the busboys over for a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday.
And The Voice's season 11 winner Sundance Head offered up a rousing rendition during the show's Top 12 round.
Additionally treating the crowd to a rousing literary rendition was acclaimed author Junot Díaz, who shared an excerpt from his new children’s book, Islandborn.
During a three day stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, the Kentucky All-State Choir brought down the house with their rendition of the National Anthem last week.
In this rendition, Tom Holland takes on the role of Peter Parker and takes your fave neighborhood superhero back to his roots: high school!
Her diverse menu puts a spin on classic renditions of Latin American cuisine, so bring your friends and make a date of it.
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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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