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recital

re·cit·al

recital

pronunciation:
rih saI tl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a demonstration of ability in performance given by dancers, dramatic readers, poets, or musicians, esp. soloists.
definition 2: 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
synonyms:
recitation
definition 3: the act of reciting from memory.
synonyms:
recitation
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The word recital contains the following parts:
cit, -cite Latin root that means rouse, set in motion
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-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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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.