- 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.
Origin of recital
Related Words for recitalconcert, rehearsal, recitation, reading, presentation, musical, repetition, description, recapitulation, fable, portrayal, account, enumeration, tale, report, relation, statement, narration, telling, performance
Examples from the Web for recital
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Is it possible that in so short a time—if the recital be not too painful, pray explain.The Bacillus of Beauty
"Certainly," I replied, deeply sighing at the recital of so lame a story.Lady Susan
At the conclusion of this recital he called to the Leopard Woman.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The feeling with which I had listened to this recital had become intolerable.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
So my rascals ever did with me, though in good truth I seldom listened to their recital.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
- a musical performance by a soloist or soloistsCompare concert (def. 1)
- the act of reciting or repeating something learned or prepared
- an account, narration, or description
- a detailed statement of facts, figures, etc
- (often plural) law the preliminary statement in a deed showing the reason for its existence and leading up to and explaining the operative part