a musical entertainment given usually by a single performer or by a performer and one or more accompanists.
a similar entertainment in a field other than music: a dance recital.
a program or concert by dance or music students to demonstrate their achievements or progress.
an act or instance of reciting.
a formal or public delivery of something memorized.
a detailed statement.
an account, narrative, or description: He gave a recital of the things he'd been doing since we'd last seen him.

1505–15; recite + -al2

recitalist, noun
nonrecital, noun, adjective
prerecital, noun

7. See narrative. Unabridged
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recital (rɪˈsaɪtəl)
1.  Compare concert a musical performance by a soloist or soloists
2.  the act of reciting or repeating something learned or prepared
3.  an account, narration, or description
4.  a detailed statement of facts, figures, etc
5.  (often plural) law the preliminary statement in a deed showing the reason for its existence and leading up to and explaining the operative part

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Recital definition

dBASE-like language and DBMS from Recital Corporation. Versions include Vax VMS.

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Example sentences
She did not shift her feet during the recital-perhaps because the old wooden floor planks could creak loudly.
The recital of the difficulties is, they say, a stimulus to thought and
  exertion rather than a deterrent.
Some of the recital programs would include a piece of mine.
The first recital provoked an unprecedented near riot.
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