American English

Definition of recitation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] an act of saying a piece of poetry or literature that you have learned to an audience We were entertained with songs and recitations. At that time children were encouraged to learn poems for recitation.
  2. 2[countable] an act of talking or writing about a series of things She continued her recitation of the week's events.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: recitation