- The definition of a recital is a musical or theatrical performance, or a reading or sharing of certain facts.
- A ballet performance at the end of a year of dance class is an example of a ballet recital.
- Reading off a list of names is an example of a recital.
Teacher and students prepare for a ballet recital.
recital definition by Webster's New World
- a reciting; specif., a telling of facts, events, etc. in detail
- what is so told; account, story, or description
- a detailed statement
- a musical or dance program given by a soloist, soloists, or small ensemble
Origin: recit(e) plush -al
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- recitalist noun
recital definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act of reading or reciting in a public performance.
- A very detailed account or report of something; a narration.
- A public performance of music or dance, especially by a solo performer.
- re·ciˈtal·ist noun
recital - Legal Definition
Formal statement(s) in a written document that sets forth certain facts that form a basis or reason for the agreement or transaction which follows; generally prefaced with the term “whereas,” as in “Whereas, the parties intend by this agreement to set forth their agreement to divide all their marital property in anticipation of divorce.”