[ UK /ɹɪsɪtˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɹɛsəˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. written matter that is recited from memory
  2. a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
    the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems
  3. a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
  4. systematic training by multiple repetitions
    practice makes perfect
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How To Use recitation In A Sentence

  • In the past a recitation of those statements would have elicited a collective nod from any listening Americans.
  • It was growing increasingly obvious as I defended myself against her attack that she was simply toying with me, drawing out my technique as a schoolmaster draws recitations from his students.
  • But the organist made his profession clear by explaining that the committee had just invited him to oblige the company with a solo on the piano, but that he had been hitting the champagne so hard that he doubted if he could tell the keys from the pedals, and he added that if they'd excuse him he would go to sleep, which he immediately did with his head on the shoulder of the lady recitationist, who tactfully tried not to notice that he was there. Cinderella And Other Stories
  • Music, song, dance and recitation were the order of the night in Rathkeale.
  • _merit-thermometer_, a sort of _Aeolian-harp-test_; in the flat parts his voice was unimpassioned, but if the gust of genius swept over the wires, his tones rose in intensity, till his own energy of feeling and expression kindled in others a sympathetic impulse, which the dull were forced to feel, whilst his animated recitations threw fresh meaning into the minds of the more discerning. Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey
  • Commonly, sorcerers might carry a magic implement to store power in, so the recitation of a whole spell wouldn't be necessary.
  • She is bound to the rules and the choir, but not to the private recitation of the Divine Office; she can take part in chapters, except in those in which others are admitted to vows; she cannot be elected superior, mother-vicaress, mistress of novices, assistant, counsellor, or treasurer. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip
  • The repeated recitation of upstate New York towns, with their echoes of classical greatness - Thrace, Troy, Rome, Ithaca, Carthage - are ironic echoes of other lost civilizations.
  • If there are extenuating circumstances, you should make prior arrangements with your recitation instructor.
  • Faily looked around at his gang, and his voice changed from the flat monotone of his recitation of imprinted details to the sharp staccato of his orders.
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