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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recital performance of music or dance especially by soloists
    • n recital the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events "his narration was hesitant"
    • n recital a detailed account or description of something "he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"
    • n recital a detailed statement giving facts and figures "his wife gave a recital of his infidelities"
    • n recital a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Throughout his career, DeWolf Hopper recited Casey at the Bat" over 10,000 times.
    • Recital A telling in detail and due order of the particulars of anything, as of a law, an adventure, or a series of events; narration.
    • Recital (Mus) A vocal or instrumental performance by one person; -- distinguished from concert; as, a song recital; an organ, piano, or violin recital.
    • Recital That which is recited; a story; a narration.
    • Recital The act of reciting; the repetition of the words of another, or of a document; rehearsal; as, the recital of testimony.
    • Recital (Law) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recital 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 recital A telling over; a narration; a relation of particulars about anything, either orally or in writing: as, the recital of evidence.
    • n recital That which is recited; a story; a narrative: as, a harrowing recital.
    • n recital In law:
    • n recital That part of a deed which rehearses the circumstances inducing or leading to its execution.
    • n recital 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 recital 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. Synonyms and Relation, Narrative, etc. (see account), repetition, speech, discourse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Recital act of reciting: rehearsal: that which is recited: a narration: a vocal or instrumental performance, as a piano recital:
    • ns Recital (law) that part of a deed which recites the circumstances
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Master and Doctor are my titles; for ten years now, without repose, I held my erudite recitals and led my pupils by the nose.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Recite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. réciter—L. recitāre—L. re-, again, citāre, -ātum, to call.


In literature:

She had been anticipating successive days of hard study and recitations.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
Of course, everybody enjoyed the recital, and also the sermon, which was delivered in very effective style.
"The Radio Boys at the Sending Station" by Allen Chapman
A large portion of the children's time is taken up with reading the lessons and reciting the prayers; and what are the effects?
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Mrs. Dean looked her indignation as her daughter's recital progressed.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Suppose that Dunsey came home the night he staked Wildfire, recite the conversation between him and Godfrey.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
In the audience sat a sturdy, white-haired, old farmer who followed the recital with keen interest, losing no word.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Mrs. Maxwell gave a fine recitation of "The Dying Soldier," at one of the evening sessions.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
We never heard the summons to the recitation-room without pleasure.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
Give us good recitations in the place of tears.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
So now Dot recited as much of "The Night Before Christmas" as she could remember.
"Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School" by Mabel C. Hawley

In poetry:

In this world, the Isle of Dreams,
While we sit by sorrow's streams,
Tears and terrors are our themes,
"The White Island:or Place Of The Blest" by Robert Herrick
It maddened Dean Inge
To be asked not to sing,*
And there was some savage back biting
When they tried to stop him reciting.**
"Clerihew – Dean Inge" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Recited gospel, chapter, verse—
I should be loth to spoil in metre
All the good words he did rehearse,
As spoken by our Lord to Peter.
"The Text" by Charles Lamb
CLOTALDO. Until I saw her
To a noble spouse united,
I her birth would not reveal.
It were now a long recital,
But the sum is, she's my child.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
’T is like some poet’s pictured trance
His idle rhymes recite,—­
This old New England-born romance
Of Agnes and the Knight;
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And Memory closes her sad recital,—
In Fate’s cold eyes there are kindly gleams,—
While for one brief moment of blest requital,—
The parted have met,—in the Land of Dreams.
"In The Land Of Dreams" by Mary Hannay Foott

In news:

Rhyme recital demonstrates word skills.
Kathleen Jeanne Fuller, Joshua Pincus -Sokoloff recite vows in Mexico.
Dill is planning to play a recital beginning at 7 pm tonight at the church.
Novels should tell stories about humans, not recite facts about political issues.
Former "Boardwalk Empire" castmates Michael Pitt and Michael Stuhlbarg are lucky they didn't get into trouble reciting brutal lines for "Seven Psychopaths ," which.
But a week of solo piano recitals at the Jazz Standard filled me with more optimism about the J-future than anything else this year.
For 21 years, the Reformation Recital at St John's Lutheran Church has highlighted musical talent from around the Juniata Valley.
You've probably heard it enough times that you could recite most of it in your sleep.
Spielberg's speech on Monday, Nov 19, at Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg will be accompanied by a recitation of the famous speech by a Lincoln re-enactor.
National Recitation Contest Held in Berlin.
Recitation of Constitution set in House renews debate over Founders' intentions.
Learn Quran Online community has been started by volunteer qualified Quran Tutor for you to learn Quran recitation with Tajweed, they offer free Quran Lessons online and offline.
Charlie Daniels Recites Red Skelton's Pledge Of Allegiance .
Attendees at Monday's Mitt Romney rally in Mansfield, Ohio, recite the Pledge of Allegiance .
Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Moundsville, where Rosary Devotions will be recited at 6 p.m.

In science:

After initial attempts at keeping exact account of these assumptions resulted in cumbersome mantra recited before every statement, I decided to indicate their necessity by a simple (LC) in the wording of the lemmas.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
However, it is to be noted that in practise, as recited above, despite ’theoretical’ calculations as to the point of separation, other factors come into play, including the fact that the presence of any turbulence in the flow could actually delay flow separation.
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems
No new principles other than those recited above have been used in the resolution of other elements of the Navier Stokes equations.
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems
The classes are taught in fairly traditional structure, with three hours of large lecture (N ~ 200) per week, one hour of small-group recitation (N = 24), and two hours of laboratory.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Most people who recite this litany do not realize that we have at least one possible solution already in hand.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99