Origin of recitation
OTHER WORDS FROM recitationnon·rec·i·ta·tion, noun
Words nearby recitation
How to use recitation in a sentence
Try to ask someone what they watched on television last night and you’ll get a recitation of shows, but as sure as there were shows, there was advertising.
Poindexter followed with a recitation of the Iran program filled with deliberate inaccuracies.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any list of his conspicuous qualities turns out to be a recitation of opposites.
He then went through a scornful recitation of all the things he could do if he wanted to settle for cheap laughs.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career|Paul Slansky|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, this racial recitation is not done as a neutral or factual explanation as to why Baby Girl is considered Cherokee.Close Call for Native American Rights in Ruling on Baby Girl|Marcia Zug|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The word Qur’ān means recitation, coming from the root q-r-‘, which means primarily to recite or declaim and then to read.Mohammad Was Not a Womanizer, and Other Common Misconceptions About Islam Debunked|Olga M. Davidson|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He gasped a few times, then, gathering strength again, went on with that horrible spasmodic recitation.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The second grammar class had been relieved from a recitation by this confab, and somehow Perry had a subduing influence.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
I believe I can pick out all these playwrights by a reference to their recitation papers.
Jess told what she had heard at the door of the recitation room that afternoon, and they laughed over it.
Mr. Purcell never noticed her out of the recitation room—Mr. Read was more lofty—Josephine more contemptuous than ever.Alone|Marion Harland