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recitation (ˌrɛsɪˈteɪʃən Pronunciation for recitation



  1. the act of reciting from memory, or a formal reading of verse before an audience
  2. something recited

Example Sentences Including 'recitation'

Dubya's occasional recitation of stock phrases is also not because he can't think of anything else, or doesn't know anything else.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
In Telling Tales, he recalls a particular problem he had in a public recitation of a sentence by Oliver Goldsmith:
Piers Dudgeon THE WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE: The Life and Work of Barbara Taylor Bradford (2005)
Kadredin was not to be deterred from his slothful recitation.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life
Penny opened the door and began what sounded like a recitation.
Duncan, Robert L The Serpent's Mark
Radha Patel, from Kheda district, touched the audience by her recitation of Manav (Man), woven around the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
India Today (1996)
Subjects were asked to recite poetry aloud for 30 minutes, with measurements of their heart rate being taken before and after recitation.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Tambo reinforces that charge with a veritable recitation of accusations, which are repeated verbatim by Mbeki in his political epistle.
SA Star (2005)
When he had finished this terrifying recitation , Dr Haydar covered his face.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life


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