Definition of 'recite'
Example sentences containing 'recite'
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They turned out to be reciting poetry. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The time of reciting poetry and flirting soon finished. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Need a reason to learn to recite poetry by heart? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Actors will sit inside and recite poetry to punters. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Well into his eighties he could recite guest lists from parties he had been to long ago. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She could be reciting a shopping list. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was jailed for reciting a poem. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Parents should be so familiar with the list that they can recite it from memory. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All the men were outside dancing and reciting poetry and the women were indoors having no less fun. The Sun (2016)It was made more painful by an elf asking you to recite the various poems on your passport to let you in. The Sun (2013)In the sittings she'd often talk about literature with her father and he would recite poetry to her. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Trials could be held this summer and by September the competition could be open for pupils to memorise two poems and recite them aloud. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I tried the first page of my manuscript and abandoned it; it was like reciting poetry to a wall. Christianity Today (2000)Friends thought him charming, courteous and shrewd, and admired his ability to recite poetry. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He would always recite a passage from Psalm 144 on his walk to the ring. The Sun (2015)The dash to Islington to recite a poem on war's futility. The Sun (2015)In Seoul she recited poems in fluent Korean to schoolchildren. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The aim is to revive pupils' interest in reciting poetry in public, rather than simply reading it in class. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My approach in the performance as to whether I read from the book in front of me or recite it from memory changes all the time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And so he devised a new game, which was to make Danlo recite as many poems as he could for as long as he could. The Broken God (1993)
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Translations for 'recite'
British English: recite VERB
When someone recites a poem or other piece of writing, they say it aloud after they have learned it.
They recited poetry to one another.
Definition of recite from the Collins English Dictionary
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