Recitation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌresɪˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word recitation
Brit.  |ˌrɛsɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word recitation

noun

- written matter that is recited from memory
- a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance(syn: reading, recital)

the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems

- a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
- systematic training by multiple repetitions (syn: drill, exercise, practice)

Examples

The letter was short - a simple recitation of their problems.

The transmission began with a recitation from the Koran.

He went into a recitation of his life from the earliest years.

the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems

The music served as a background to the recitation of poetry.

Word forms

noun
singular: recitation
plural: recitations
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