Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Recitative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) Recitative.

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  • noun music A recitative.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian; see recitative.]

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Italian

Examples

  • Indeed, the McCain character offers his "recitativo" for those who opened their their 401 K retirement plans.

    CounterPunch

  • Indeed, the McCain character offers his "recitativo" for those who opened their their 401 K retirement plans.

    CounterPunch

  • But he steadfastly forbore to compose a more systematic study; he was forever skeptical of generalizations and he had a low opinion of the merely expository--what he called deprecatingly recitativo.

    Balkinization

  • “Bye Bye Love,” “Hey Birddog,” “Wake Up, Little Suzy”—he even remembered the entire recitativo of “Ebony Eyes.”

    The Girls He Adored

  • “Bye Bye Love,” “Hey Birddog,” “Wake Up, Little Suzy”—he even remembered the entire recitativo of “Ebony Eyes.”

    The Girls He Adored

  • “Bye Bye Love,” “Hey Birddog,” “Wake Up, Little Suzy”—he even remembered the entire recitativo of “Ebony Eyes.”

    The Girls He Adored

  • Mozart, etc., the unaccompanied recitative (_recitativo secco_) is not barred.

    Style in Singing

  • One of these, as I have pointed out, was the substitution of one note for another in certain places; another, that in declamatory recitative, or _recitativo parlante_, the chord in the orchestra should come _after_ the voice

    Style in Singing

  • Its _length_ was left to the discretion of the artist, who was supposed to be familiar with the accepted style of delivery termed "_recitativo parlante_."

    Style in Singing

  • Read with a nod of the head in a humouring recitativo;

    Hexameters

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