HyperDic: recitation

English > 4 senses of the word recitation:
NOUNcommunicationrecitationwritten matter that is recited from memory
communicationrecitation, recital, readinga public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
actrecitation, course session, class perioda regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
actrecitation, exercise, practice, drill, practice sessionsystematic training by multiple repetitions
recitation > pronunciation
Soundsreh.sahtey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > recitation: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningwritten matter that is recited from memory.
Broadermatterwritten works (especially in books or magazines)
Verbsreciterepeat aloud from memory
English > recitation: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance.
Example"the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
Synonymsrecital, reading
Narrowerdeclamationrecitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
Broaderpublic speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentationdelivering an address to a public audience
Spanishrecital
Catalanlectura, recital
Verbsreciterecite in elocution
reciterender verbally, "recite a poem"
English > recitation: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study.
Synonymscourse session, class period
Part ofcourse, course of study, course of instruction, classeducation imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
BroadersessionA meeting devoted to a particular activity
English > recitation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningSystematic training by multiple repetitions.
Synonymsexercise, practice, drill, practice session
Narrowerfire drillAn exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire
manual of arms, manual(military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
military drilltraining in marching and the use of weapons
rehearsal(psychology) a form of practice
rehearsal, dry runA practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
review, brushuppractice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
scrimmage(American football) practice play between a football team's squads
shadowboxingsparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)
target practicepractice in shooting at targets
Broadertraining, preparation, groomingActivity leading to skilled behavior
Spanishejercicio, entrenamiento, práctica
Catalanexercici, pràctica

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