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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In his Matthew Passion and some of his cantatas the organist is to play short chords in recitativo secco.Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
The most important of all these improvements was the abandonment of recitativo secco.
The first interruption, indeed, was a recitativo with chords, followed by a verse from the leading treble.The Woman-Hater|Charles Reade
It must consist of poetic passages connected by recitativo, to use an opera word; but it is perhaps better for that.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Alessandro Scarlatti was the first to make systematic use of that richer form of recitation known as recitativo stromentato.