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English noun: recital

1. recital (communication) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

SamplesHis narration was hesitant.

Synonymsnarration, yarn

Broader (hypernym)account, report

Narrower (hyponym)recounting, relation, telling

Part holonymbody, close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, introduction

2. recital (communication) performance of music or dance especially by soloists

Broader (hypernym)performance, public presentation

3. recital (communication) a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance

SamplesThe program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems.

Synonymsreading, recitation

Broader (hypernym)oral presentation, public speaking, speaking, speechmaking

Narrower (hyponym)declamation

4. recital (communication) a detailed statement giving facts and figures

SamplesHis wife gave a recital of his infidelities.

Broader (hypernym)statement

5. recital (communication) a detailed account or description of something

SamplesHe was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings.

Broader (hypernym)account, chronicle, history, story

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