Part of speech: noun

The act of repeating from memory, as a lesson to a teacher; time or occasion of reciting.

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Usage examples "recitation":

  1. Then faculty drew the attention of Mr. Boutelle to the rule which forbade the use of the athletic field to students during recitation hours. - "Left End Edwards", Ralph Henry Barbour.
  2. 2. Niyama or observance, defined as purification, contentment, mortification, recitation and devotion to the Lord. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
  3. But the performance has more of the character of a recitation than of singing: the string is struck only at the end of each verse. - "Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians", Woislav M. Petrovitch.