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Meaning of RECITATIVE

Pronunciation:  `resitu'teev

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
 

RECITATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: arioso, musical passage, passage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rec`i*ta*tive"\, n. [It. recitativo, or F.
    r['e]citatif. See {Recite}.] (Mus.)
    A species of musical recitation in which the words are
    delivered in manner resembling that of ordinary declamation;
    also, a piece of music intended for such recitation; --
    opposed to melisma.
    
    
  2. \Rec`i*ta*tive"\, a.
    Of or pertaining to recitation; intended for musical
    recitation or declamation; in the style or manner of
    recitative. -- {Rec`i*ta*tive"ly}, adv.
    
    
 

 

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