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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Pertaining to or of the nature of recital.

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Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Pertaining to or of the nature of recital. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Of the nature of or resembling recitation or declamation; Also: A style of vocal music intermediate between speaking and singing; A passage, part, or piece in this style.

Usage examples (35)
  • Literature, A.W. Schlegel writes that the "learned and artificial modulation" of recitative is less
  • He heard from within a feeble sound of lamentation, and then some notes of that solemn and peculiar kind of recitative, which is in some parts of Italy the requiem of...
  • The declamation and the dramatic treatment of the recitative were the points upon which his attention principally dwelt.
  • 4 Despite his general suspicion of Italian opera, Addison approved of the innovation of sung dialogue in recitative, remarking that for more
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  • ''recitative" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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