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Malfunction includes an especially goofy moment of early-’00s awards-show banter in which he repeatedly responds to a recitation of her accomplishments by drooling over how “fine” she is.

From Time

It’s basically a recitation of rumors with little to nothing in the way of substantiation.

Try to ask someone what they watched on television last night and you’ll get a recitation of shows, but as sure as there were shows, there was advertising.

From Ozy

Poindexter followed with a recitation of the Iran program filled with deliberate inaccuracies.

Any list of his conspicuous qualities turns out to be a recitation of opposites.

He then went through a scornful recitation of all the things he could do if he wanted to settle for cheap laughs.

Moreover, this racial recitation is not done as a neutral or factual explanation as to why Baby Girl is considered Cherokee.

The word Qur’ān means recitation, coming from the root q-r-‘, which means primarily to recite or declaim and then to read.

He gasped a few times, then, gathering strength again, went on with that horrible spasmodic recitation.

The second grammar class had been relieved from a recitation by this confab, and somehow Perry had a subduing influence.

I believe I can pick out all these playwrights by a reference to their recitation papers.

Jess told what she had heard at the door of the recitation room that afternoon, and they laughed over it.

Mr. Purcell never noticed her out of the recitation room—Mr. Read was more lofty—Josephine more contemptuous than ever.


On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recitation, such as: monologue, narration, oration, recital, recounting, and rendering.

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