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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
As the Jazz lineup was set to be introduced, Flores took the floor and belted his rendition of George Michael’s Careless Whisper on his saxophone.
Instead of telling us what her first CD was, Margaret Qualley gave us a musical rendition.
Directed by Kathleen Atwood and staring four talented actors, the drama is a timeless rendition of family love and loss.
Kaia Gerber, Joan Smalls, Bella Hadid, and Gigi Hadid were amongst those who walked the show, each sporting a different rendition of Jackie Kennedy's look.
For anyone who has experienced life as a misfit or outcast, this is a resonant rendition.
O'Riordan traveled to London to record a rendition of Zombie by the Bad Wolves, a rock band from Los Angeles.
Since then he's lost hundreds of pounds and built a tight relationship with Bridgehaven members, where he's earned a reputation for his Beyoncé renditions at open mic nights.
Fergie's Performance Draws Mixed Reactions at NBA All-Star Game The star's rendition of the national anthem drew some laughs from the crowd.
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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
legal Definition of rendition
- the Court's rendition of judgment
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