recit

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See also: récit and rečit

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French récit.

Noun[edit]

recit (plural recits)

  1. A short story.
    • 2002, Charles Burdett, Derek Duncan, Cultural Encounters:
      [] of course, far from new in 1939: it is a staple of the French recit (from Manon Lescaut via Adolphe, Carmen, Sylvie, up to and beyond Gide's own four recits), in which a young man confesses how he loved, misloved, was misloved and lost.
  2. A narration.
  3. (music) A recitative.

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