Definition of recitation in English:


Line breaks: reci|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛsɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n


1The action of repeating something aloud from memory: the recitation of traditional poems
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  • Qualified undergraduates are in the best position to help students in recitations.
  • Without further ado, he was allowed to continue his recitation of Belli's poetry.
  • For the Christian, the above recitation sounds strangely familiar.
recital, saying aloud, reading aloud, declaiming, declamation, rendering, rendition, delivery, performanceaccount, description, narration, narrative, story, tale, history; recapitulation, rehearsal, run through
rare recountal
reading, passage, piece, something known off by heart; poem, verse, monologue
informal one's party piece
1.1The repetition of a list of facts: the history of an organization is more important than the recitation of details like this
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  • In the midst of these factual recitations are narratives of great interest.
  • I was particularly impressed with his recitation of the names of every filmmaker who gave him the opportunities that made his career.
  • Her recitation of the fact that the boiler was beyond cleaning was a statement against the interests of the Township.

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