Meaning of recitative

rec•i•ta•tive

Pronunciation: (res'i-tā"tiv, ri-sī'tu-), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or of the nature of recital.

rec•i•ta•tive

Pronunciation: (res"i-tu-tēv'), [key]
— Music. Music.
—adj.
  1. of the nature of or resembling recitation or declamation.
—n.
  1. a style of vocal music intermediate between speaking and singing.
  2. a passage, part, or piece in this style.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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