Definition of recite in English:


Line breaks: re¦cite
Pronunciation: /rɪˈsʌɪt


[with object]



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  • There were musicians, singers, reciters and storytellers from various parts of the county as well as guest entertainers from Kerry, Tipperary and Offaly.
  • Seldom had such a number of storytellers, singers and poetry reciters been together.
  • After working as a clerk, he moved to Melbourne, where he trained as a reciter, but in his mid-20s he became afflicted by a strange hoarseness whenever he started to perform.


late Middle English (as a legal term in the sense 'state (a fact) in a document'): from Old French reciter or Latin recitare 'read out', from re- (expressing intensive force) + citare 'cite'.

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