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See also: Recitative
recitative (plural recitatives)
- (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
dialogue in an opera etc.
- of a recital
- Feminine plural form of recitativo