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|part of speech:
||a demonstration of ability in performance given by dancers, dramatic readers, poets, or musicians, esp. soloists.
||a point by point report, usu. oral and esp. from memory, as of a list or series of events.
a tedious recital of his wife's faults
||the act of reciting from memory.
||account, narrative, performance
The word recital
contains the following parts:
that means rouse, set in motion
that means act or result of
More about this word part:
The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.