recitative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian recitativo, from recitare, from Latin recitare

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun)
    • IPA(key): /rɛsɪtəˈtiːv/
  • (adjective)
    • IPA(key): /rɛˈsaɪtətɪv/, /ˈrɛsɪteɪtɪv/

Noun[edit]

recitative ‎(plural recitatives)

  1. (music) dialogue, in an opera etc, that, rather than being sung as an aria, is reproduced with the rhythms of normal speech, often with simple musical accompaniment or harpsichord continuo, serving to expound the plot

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recitative ‎(comparative more recitative, superlative most recitative)

  1. of a recital

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recitative

  1. Feminine plural form of recitativo

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