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recital

[ri-sahyt-l] /rɪˈsaɪt l/
noun
1.
a musical entertainment given usually by a single performer or by a performer and one or more accompanists.
2.
a similar entertainment in a field other than music:
a dance recital.
3.
a program or concert by dance or music students to demonstrate their achievements or progress.
4.
an act or instance of reciting.
5.
a formal or public delivery of something memorized.
6.
a detailed statement.
7.
an account, narrative, or description:
He gave a recital of the things he'd been doing since we'd last seen him.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; recite + -al2
Related forms
recitalist, noun
nonrecital, noun, adjective
prerecital, noun
Synonyms
7. See narrative.
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British Dictionary definitions for recitalist

recital

/rɪˈsaɪtəl/
noun
1.
a musical performance by a soloist or soloists Compare concert (sense 1)
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 pl) (law) the preliminary statement in a deed showing the reason for its existence and leading up to and explaining the operative part
Derived Forms
recitalist, noun
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Word Origin and History for recitalist

recital

n.

1510s, a legal term, "rehearsal or statement of relevant facts," from recite + -al. Meaning "act of reciting" is from 1610s; musical performance sense is from 1811.

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