Definition of Recital

1. Noun. The act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events. "His narration was hesitant"

Exact synonyms: Narration, Yarn
Terms within: Body, Introduction, Close, Closing, Conclusion, End, Ending
Generic synonyms: Account, Report
Specialized synonyms: Recounting, Relation, Telling
Derivative terms: Narrate, Narrate, Recite, Yarn

2. Noun. Performance of music or dance especially by soloists.
Generic synonyms: Performance, Public Presentation
Derivative terms: Recitalist

3. Noun. A public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance. "The program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
Exact synonyms: Reading, Recitation
Generic synonyms: Oral Presentation, Public Speaking, Speaking, Speechmaking
Specialized synonyms: Declamation
Derivative terms: Read, Recitalist, Recite, Recite, Recite

4. Noun. A detailed statement giving facts and figures. "His wife gave a recital of his infidelities"
Generic synonyms: Statement

5. Noun. A detailed account or description of something. "He was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"
Generic synonyms: Account, Chronicle, History, Story
Derivative terms: Recite

Definition of Recital

1. n. The act of reciting; the repetition of the words of another, or of a document; rehearsal; as, the recital of testimony.

Definition of Recital

1. Noun. The act of reciting (gloss the repetition of something that has been memorized); rehearsal ¹

2. Noun. The act of telling the order of events of something in detail the order of events; narration. ¹

3. Noun. That which is recited; a story, narration, account. ¹

4. Noun. A vocal, instrumental or visual performance by a soloist. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) A formal, preliminary statement in a deed or writing in order to explain the reasons on which the transaction is founded, prior to a positive allegation. ¹

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Definition of Recital

1. a detailed account [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Recital

recital (current term)

Literary usage of Recital

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1901)
"Humphrey's recital, 5^' 8 « /6 d s— Jenny Hyman's Concert. Hj 10/ •— Japanese Plays. \3j 10 f — Marian Jay's recital, 14 m 9/ •— Joachim Quartet Concerts, ..."

2. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence by Thomas Starkie, George Morley Dowdeswell, John George Malcolm, George Sharswood (1876)
"It has been held that a recital of a deed in a subsequent deed is evidence of the former ... Thus, a recital of the obligor's appointment to an office, ..."

3. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1900)
"It was beyond a doubt the finest recital we have ever had here. Mr. Bispham was in fine voice and I never heard him sing so superbly as on this occasion. ..."

4. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"is to be found in decisions of the Supreme Court, the contention that an estoppel exists irrespective of any recital in the bonds has been denied by the ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"At all events, those cases only shew that a recital of the consideration of the annuity is sufficient within the statute, which merely requires that the ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"386, holding recital of compliance with statute binds city; Ninth Nat. ... 78, hold- Ing recital of special statute does not estop bondholder to show ..."

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