Definition of recital in English:


Line breaks: re|cital
Pronunciation: /rɪˈsʌɪt(ə)l


  • 1A performance of a programme of music by a soloist or small group: I gave my first recital at the Royal College
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    • This is the person who will buy tickets to attend symphony concerts, opera, ballet, chamber music recitals, choral concerts and musical theater.
    • It is also considered disruptive to clap individual songs or short instrumental pieces rather than at the end of each group at lieder recitals or early music concerts.
    • Next Friday it performs a recital of sacred choral music at Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford.
    concert, performance, musical performance, public performance, solo performance, solo, show
    informal gig
  • 3 (usually recitals) Law The part of a legal document that explains its purpose and gives other factual information: Council Directive 92/56 contains detailed extracts from the Social Charter in its recitals
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    • You might note that the Crown law officer who drafted the lease got the proclamation wrong in the recitals but otherwise the documents are there, your Honours.
    • The following recitals explain the background and underlying policy of the Directive, so far as relevant for present purposes.
    • One of the problems in that case was the use of recitals in legislation to establish constitutional facts.



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  • The delightful Finnish soprano is the first of a distinguished group of vocal recitalists at Brian McMaster's final festival, performing songs by Mozart, Sibelius, Schoenberg and Britten.
  • Also a distinguished soloist and recitalist, he has shared the stage with many well-known orchestras and performed at numerous international music festivals.
  • By 14, my father had become a renowned organ recitalist - playing and broadcasting from churches and cathedrals all over the country.

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