recitativo

[ res-i-tuh-tee-voh; Italian re-chee-tah-tee-vaw ]
/ ˌrɛs ɪ təˈti voʊ; Italian ˌrɛ tʃi tɑˈti vɔ /

noun, plural rec·i·ta·ti·vos, rec·i·ta·ti·vi [res-i-tuh-tee-vee; Italian re-chee-tah-tee-vee] /ˌrɛs ɪ təˈti vi; Italian ˌrɛ tʃi tɑˈti vi/, Music.

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Origin of recitativo

Borrowed into English from Italian around 1610–20
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