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.
Origin of recitativo
Examples from the Web for recitativo
Historical Examples of recitativo
The first of these was the recitativo secco, which means "dry recitative."
The most important of all these improvements was the abandonment of recitativo secco.
You will say that a Recitativo can be but a poor Specimen of our Music.Benjamin Franklin
Frank Luther Mott
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 words I did not understand, and so know not how they are fitted, but believe very well, and all in the recitativo very fine.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete