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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECITATION

She overslept and missed her first recitation yesterday morning.

She had no word ready when called on for a recitation herself.

We sit patiently through a recitation in English literature.

The recitation, in truth, becomes the simple game of "hot and cold."

The first class in Geography is so large that we have not room in the recitation seats.

Things were made harder, too, by the manner of recitation, as traditional as the words.

She was really so troubled that her recitation marks were not as high as they should have been.

The Rigvedis and Yajurvedis have some differences in their methods of recitation.

It was study period; recitation would be called in five minutes.

The lines are adapted, like the other specimens, for recitation by two parties.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "act of detailing," from Old French récitation (14c.) and directly from Latin recitationem (nominative recitatio) "public reading, a reading aloud," noun of action from past participle stem of recitare (see recite). Meaning "act of repeating aloud" is from 1620s; that of "repetition of a prepared lesson" is first recorded 1770, American English.

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