What does recital mean?

Definitions for recital
rɪˈsaɪt lrecital

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narration, recital, yarnnoun

    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

    "his narration was hesitant"

  2. recitalnoun

    performance of music or dance especially by soloists

  3. recitation, recital, readingnoun

    a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance

    "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

  4. recitalnoun

    a detailed statement giving facts and figures

    "his wife gave a recital of his infidelities"

  5. recitalnoun

    a detailed account or description of something

    "he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"


  1. recitalnoun

    The act of reciting ; rehearsal

  2. recitalnoun

    The act of telling the order of events of something in detail the order of events; narration.

  3. recitalnoun

    That which is recited; a story, narration, account.

  4. recitalnoun

    A vocal, instrumental or visual performance by a soloist.

  5. recitalnoun

    A formal, preliminary statement in a deed or writing in order to explain the reasons on which the transaction is founded, prior to a positive allegation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Recitalnoun

    Etymology: from recite.

    The last are repetitions and recitals of the first. John Denham.

    This often sets him on empty boasts, and betrays him into vain fantastick recitals of his own performances. Addison.

    To make the rough recital aptly chime,
    Or bring the sum of Gallia’s loss to rhime,
    Is mighty hard. Matthew Prior.


  1. recital

    A concert is a live music performance in front of an audience. The performance may be by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, choir, or band. Concerts are held in a wide variety and size of settings, from private houses and small nightclubs, dedicated concert halls, amphitheatres and parks, to large multipurpose buildings, such as arenas and stadiums. Indoor concerts held in the largest venues are sometimes called arena concerts or amphitheatre concerts. Informal names for a concert include show and gig. Regardless of the venue, musicians usually perform on a stage (if not actual then an area of the floor designated as such). Concerts often require live event support with professional audio equipment. Before recorded music, concerts provided the main opportunity to hear musicians play. For large concerts or concert tours, the challenging logistics of arranging the musicians, venue, equipment and audience (ticket sales) are handled by professional tour promoters.


  1. recital

    A recital is a public performance, typically involving music, dance, or drama, where an individual or a group presents a prepared piece to an audience. It is often used to demonstrate the progress or talent of a performer, such as in a piano recital, dance recital, or a poetry reading. It can also refer to a detailed account or enumeration of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recitalnoun

    the act of reciting; the repetition of the words of another, or of a document; rehearsal; as, the recital of testimony

  2. Recitalnoun

    a telling in detail and due order of the particulars of anything, as of a law, an adventure, or a series of events; narration

  3. Recitalnoun

    that which is recited; a story; a narration

  4. Recitalnoun

    a vocal or instrumental performance by one person; -- distinguished from concert; as, a song recital; an organ, piano, or violin recital

  5. Recitalnoun

    the formal statement, or setting forth, of some matter of fact in any deed or writing in order to explain the reasons on which the transaction is founded; the statement of matter in pleading introductory to some positive allegation


  1. Recital

    A recital is a musical performance. It can highlight a single performer, sometimes accompanied by piano, or a performance of the works of a single composer. The invention of the solo piano recital has been attributed to Franz Liszt. Also, a recital may have many participants, as for a dance recital. A dance recital is a presentation of choreographed moves for an audience, usually in an established performing arts venue, possibly competitively. Some dance recitals are seasonal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recital in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recital in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of recital in a Sentence

  1. Dee Wallace:

    If I had never done anything else with my life, creating my daughter would be enough, i always took her to every location and we had wonderful memories we created together. Somehow, I made it to almost every performance, ballgame, and recital. I was even homeroom mom for seven years. Best part of my life.

  2. Kira Wampler:

    Sometimes it is going to ebb and flow in different ways, and sometimes you are going to flow very heavily around work, because you are getting ready to relaunch the brand and try to hit these huge milestones for a startup within two months of joining, and other times, it is end of the school year and there is the recital and the school play and da-da-da and those things are important, too.

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