from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of reading or reciting in a public performance.
- n. A very detailed account or report of something; a narration.
- n. A public performance of music or dance, especially by a solo performer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of reciting (the repetition of something that has been memorized); rehearsal
- n. The act of telling the order of events of something in detail the order of events; narration.
- n. That which is recited; a story, narration, account.
- n. A vocal, instrumental or visual performance by a soloist.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of reciting; the repetition of the words of another, or of a document; rehearsal.
- n. A telling in detail and due order of the particulars of anything, as of a law, an adventure, or a series of events; narration.
- n. That which is recited; a story; a narration.
- n. A vocal or instrumental performance by one person; -- distinguished from concert
- n. The formal statement, or setting forth, of some matter of fact in any deed or writing in order to explain the reasons on which the transaction is founded; the statement of matter in pleading introductory to some positive allegation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The reciting or repeating of something previously prepared; especially, an elocutionary recitation; the rhetorical delivery before an audience of a composition committed to memory: as, the recital of a poem; a dramatic recital.
- n. A telling over; a narration; a relation of particulars about anything, either orally or in writing: as, the recital of evidence.
- n. That which is recited; a story; a narrative: as, a harrowing recital.
- n. In law:
- n. That part of a deed which rehearses the circumstances inducing or leading to its execution.
- n. Any incidental statement of fact in a deed or contract: as, a recital is evidence of the fact recited, as against the party making it.
- n. A musical performance or concert, vocal or instrumental, especially one given by a single performer, or a concert consisting of selections from the works of some one composer: as, a Wagner recital; a piano recital.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
- n. a detailed account or description of something
- n. a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
- n. a detailed statement giving facts and figures
- n. performance of music or dance especially by soloists
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The dance recital is this weekend with dress rehearsals today and tomorrow afternoon and then showings Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
Critic-at-large Moe and I got ourselves good and lost in the Sherborn Town Forest this morning, and when we got back to the car, WGBH was rebroadcasting a portion of Garrick Ohlsson's Jordan Hall recital from a couple of weeks back.
When Shams Al – Nahar heard this recital from the damsel, she sighed heavily and the song pleased her.
This recital is made in a spirit of humble pride as an illustration of how closely our lives have been intertwined.
Bess had improved immensely on the violin, and her performance at the end-of-term recital had received quite a little ovation.
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And at the Festival their recital was a high spot.
In the five years since he last sang lieder in London, the tenor Jonas Kaufmann has become an international star, gaining a reputation as the Wagnerian of the moment, so his appearance at the Wigmore Hall was eagerly awaited, not just because he has a wondrous voice but because a recital is the supreme test of any artist; stripped of operatic trappings, a singer is totally exposed.
It would be one thing if Obama simply admitted that he should have referenced Patrick in some way while giving a nearly word-for-word recital of Patrick's original speech.
However, her recital was a huge success, establishing her as a leading modern dancer not only in Austria but also in the rest of Central Europe.