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Meaning of recital by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -aɪtəl


    recital ( plural: recitals )

    1. The act of reciting ( the repetition of something that has been memorized ); rehearsal
    2. The act of telling the order of events of something in detail the order of events; narration .
    3. That which is recited; a story, narration, account .
    4. A vocal, instrumental or visual performance by a soloist .
    5. ( law ) A formal, preliminary statement in a deed or writing in order to explain the reasons on which the transaction is founded, prior to a positive allegation .


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Explanation of recital by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. performance of music or dance especially by soloists

    2. the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

    3. a detailed account or description of something

    4. he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings
    5. a detailed statement giving facts and figures

    6. his wife gave a recital of his infidelities
    7. a public instance of reciting or repeating ( from memory ) something prepared in advance

    Definition of recital by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Recital ( resītal ), n. [From Recite.]
      1. The act of reciting; the repetition of the words of another, or of a document; rehearsal; as, “the recital of testimony”.

      2. A telling in detail and due order of the particulars of anything, as of a law, an adventure, or a series of events; narration. Addison.

      3. That which is recited; a story; a narration.

      4. ( Mus. ) A vocal or instrumental performance by one person; -- distinguished from concert; as, “a song recital; an organ, piano, or violin recital.”

      5. ( Law ) The formal statement, or setting forth, of some matter of fact in any deed or writing in order to explain the reasons on which the transaction is founded; the statement of matter in pleading introductory to some positive allegation. Burn.

      Syn. -- Account; rehearsal; recitation; narration; description; explanation; enumeration; detail; narrative. See Account.