Recital - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsaɪtl|  American pronunciation of the word recital
Brit.  |rɪˈsʌɪt(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word recital

noun

- the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events (syn: narration, yarn)
- performance of music or dance especially by soloists
- a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance (syn: reading, recitation)
- a detailed statement giving facts and figures

his wife gave a recital of his infidelities

- a detailed account or description of something

he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings

Examples

a long recital of her adventures

his wife gave a recital of his infidelities

he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings

She's practicing for her piano recital.

...watched a videotape of her daughter's first ballet recital...

The children in the audience attended the recital quietly

Word forms

noun
singular: recital
plural: recitals
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