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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
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.
A cappella has come a long way since Rockapella’s rendition of the Folgers jingle—no disrespect—and Pentatonix is the group leading the charge.
In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits.
The centerpiece of the meal was Ms. Patel’s labor-intensive rendition of kuku paka, a coconut-chicken dish with roots about 300 miles east of her home, in the city of Mombasa.
This year’s rendition of Mariners’ dress up day came with a fun twist: Twinning.
Cicero Mayor Larry Dominick, though, went one better than Emanuel, appearing in a flattering rendition in a bilingual 2011 coloring book issued at taxpayer expense.
This is, of course, DC’s rendition of the Marvel Cinematic Universe model.
The Seven Angels rendition, Holmes says, involves virtually the entire production team who did the show at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2010, including director/choreographer Paul Stancato and Music Director/Arranger John DiPinto.
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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
obsolete French, from Middle French, alteration of reddition, from Late Latin reddition-, redditio, from Latin reddere to return
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
: an act or a result of performing He played his own rendition of a popular tune.
Legal Definition of rendition
1 : the act or result of rendering the Court's rendition of judgment
2 : extradition of a fugitive who has fled to another state
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