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RECITATIVE

 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 


RECITATIVE (noun)


Sense 1recitative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("recitative" is a kind of...):

musical passage; passage (a short section of a musical composition)

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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