Definition of Recitativo

1. n. Recitative.



Definition of Recitativo

1. [n -VOS or -VI]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Recitativo

recission
recissions
recit
recital
recitalist
recitalists
recitals
recitation
recitational
recitations
recitative
recitativelike
recitatively
recitatives
recitativi
recitativo (current term)
recitativos
recite
recited
recitement
recitements
reciter
reciters
recites
reciting
recits
reck
reckan
recked
reckful

Literary usage of Recitativo

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

1. A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages, in Two Parts ...by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto (1827)
"See recitativo. Recitar, va to read out aloud that others may hear. (Lat. recitare. ... recitativo, sm recitative, or with it in the first gilding. ..."

2. Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Music by William Smythe Babcock Mathews, Emil Liebling (1896)
"A musical form in which a text is recited to musical cadence. Recitative range« all the way in musical quality, from the recitativo ..."

3. Of the Origin and Progress of Language by James Burnett Monboddo (1792)
"... has a greater refem- blance to the recitativo of the Italian opera, than any other ... recitativo ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1833)
"The different forms of vocal music are, the air, arietta, cavatina, and the like ; recitativo, duetto, terzetto, quartette, &c. ; the chorus, the song, ..."

5. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"See also recitative, simple, recitative, simple Recitatives which are interrupted between the phrases by short symphonies, recitativo accompagnato ..."

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