Definitions for: Recital


[n] performance of music or dance especially by soloists
[n] the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
[n] a detailed account or description of something; "he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"
[n] a detailed statement giving facts and figures; "his wife gave a recital of his infidelities"
[n] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*cit"al, 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.

Synonyms: narration, reading, recitation, yarn

See Also: account, body, chronicle, close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, history, introduction, oral presentation, performance, public presentation, public speaking, recounting, relation, report, speaking, speechmaking, statement, story, telling

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