Recitative - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌresɪtəˈtiːv|  American pronunciation of the word recitative
Brit.  |ˌrɛsɪtəˈtiːv|  British pronunciation of the word recitative

noun

- a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech

Examples

the second recitative of Act II

The opera made use of recitative.

Word forms

noun
singular: recitative
plural: recitatives
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