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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The first interruption, indeed, was a recitativo with chords, followed by a verse from the leading treble.The Woman-Hater|Charles Reade
Of course you know that there is no singing in it, but merely recitation, to which the music is a sort of obligato recitativo.The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The recitativo stromentato, or accompanied recitative, was only used to emphasise situations of special importance.
The recitativo secco was accompanied by the harpsichord, at which the composer himself presided.
The most important of all these improvements was the abandonment of recitativo secco.How Music Developed|W. J. Henderson