- to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner: to recite a lesson.
- to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment.
- to give an account of: to recite one's adventures.
- to enumerate.
- to recite a lesson or part of a lesson for a teacher.
- to recite or repeat something from memory.
Origin of recite
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3. narrate, describe. See relate. 4. count, number, detail.
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Examples from the Web for reciter
But he appears to have been more of an improviser than a reciter.Ballads of Romance and Chivalry
Neither of these is mentioned in A, the reciter of which was an Aberdeen woman.
The reciter evidently could remember only this point in the stanza.
Introduce me as a reciter of plays, and I will make my own way unnoticed and unsuspected.Tara
Philip Meadows Taylor
He looked up, and the reciter stopped, and it was all quiet.The Belted Seas
- to repeat (a poem, passage, etc) aloud from memory before an audience, teacher, etc
- (tr) to give a detailed account of
- (tr) to enumerate (examples, etc)
C15: from Latin recitāre to cite again, from re- + citāre to summon; see cite
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Word Origin and History for reciter
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