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.
- re·cit·al·ist, noun
- non·re·cit·al, noun, adjective
- pre·re·cit·al, noun
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How to use recital in a sentence
As an 88-key keyboard, the recital measures 50 inches in width, which may be too large for some spaces.The best beginner keyboards let you build piano skills without a major investment | Jay Cabrera | October 31, 2021 | Popular-Science
There were levels and evaluations and recitals where we had to play from memory the pieces we’d learned.
Student recitals have already been streaming on Juilliard’s website, but Juilliard Live also includes live streams and recorded performances from all departments and divisions.Dance companies are finding their footing on streaming services | Anying Guo | April 15, 2021 | Washington Post
I always just saw Maybelline mascara in the house, and sometimes she would put it on me for recitals or auditions.Actress Storm Reid Is The Newest Face Of Maybelline | cmurray | March 19, 2021 | Essence.com
They’re hosting church services, weddings, graduations, dance recitals, concerts, stand-up comedy.Drive-Ins Theaters, Once Fading, Are Becoming Community Centers During the Pandemic | Andrew R. Chow | August 6, 2020 | Time
It happened late in the day and captured about as much attention as a middle-school band recital.
By age 4, Condoleezza had already given her first music recital.
She warbled and wobbled through the recital and was greeted with thunderous applause.
There is no fear, here—at least not of something as insignificant as a recital.
He need not stop further study, but whatever else he learns let him at least practise this daily recital for one month.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He produced a watch and studied it frowningly, then dismissed us and the recital of our troubles with a ponderous gesture.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
She eyed his crafty face narrowly, as she inquired whether there was any news, and listened to his recital of Toby Crackits story.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
More than once the young officer would have cut short the recital, but this Havelock would not permit.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
She is explaining a very sad “histoire” to the “type” next to her, intense in the recital of her woes.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for recital
a musical performance by a soloist or soloists: Compare 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
- recitalist, noun
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