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Dictionary entry overview: What does recitative mean?
• RECITATIVE (noun)
The noun RECITATIVE has 1 sense:
1. a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
Familiarity information: RECITATIVE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
Hypernyms ("recitative" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recitative"):
arioso ((music) a short recitative that is melodic but is not an aria)
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