What is recitation?

  • (noun): Written matter that is recited from memory.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A recitation in a general sense is the act of reciting from memory, or a formal reading of verse or other writing before an audience.

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Maria Ulfah - Career
... Ulfah was introduced to Qur'an recitation by her father, Haji Mudhoffar, who taught her that she was equal to any man or woman ... the art grew as she attended an Islamic boarding school that encouraged her to pursue recitation ... Ulfah's recitation was featured on the companion CD to Approaching the Qur'an by Michael Sells, and she has toured Malaysia, Egypt, Australia, the United States ...
Shehecheyanu - Recitation
... When several reasons apply (such as the beginning of Passover, together with the mitzvot of matzah, marror, etc.), the blessing is only said once ... It is not recited at a circumcision, since that involves pain, nor at the Counting of the Omer, since that is a task which does not give pleasure (and causes sadness at the thought that the actual omer ceremony cannot be performed because of the destruction of the Temple). ...
Gunki Monogatari - Distribution
... were transmitted through yomimono (written texts) and through recitation by blind priests known as biwa hōshi ... Historically, warrior tales have achieved much acclaim through their recitations accompanied by the lute, hence leading to the widespread misconception that gunki monogataris were ... to be read, not recited, it had to be revised for recitation ...
Home Recitations
... In non-academic situations a recitation was often a form of parental boasting, performed in front of guests ...
Liza Lehmann - Musical Works - Other Vocal Works
... and piano (1903) The Happy Prince (recitation, O ... voices and piano (1909) Four Shakespearean Part-Songs (1911) The Selfish Giant (recitation, Wilde), 1911 The High Tide (recitation, J ...

More definitions of "recitation":

  • (noun): A public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance.
    Synonyms: recital, reading