recitation Definition

  • 1the action of repeating something aloud from memory
  • 2a formal reading or presentation of a poem, piece of music, or other work of literature

Using recitation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "recitation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He gave a recitation of his favorite poem.

  • Example

    The teacher asked the students to do a recitation of the multiplication table.

  • Example

    She won the poetry recitation contest.

  • Example

    The choir's recitation of the hymn was beautiful.

recitation Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with recitation

  • Quran recitation

    the act of reciting the Quranic verses in Arabic with proper pronunciation and intonation


    During Ramadan, Muslims engage in Quran recitation as a form of worship.

  • the act of reciting a poem from memory, often as part of a competition or performance


    She practiced for weeks before the poetry recitation contest.

  • the act of reciting something from memory, such as a speech or a list of facts


    The students were required to do a memory recitation of the periodic table.

Origins of recitation

from Latin 'recitare', meaning 'read aloud'


Summary: recitation in Brief

Recitation [ˌrɛsɪˈteɪʃən] refers to the act of repeating something aloud from memory, such as a poem or a list of facts. It can also refer to a formal reading or presentation of a literary work. Examples include poetry recitation and Quran recitation. Synonyms include repetition and rendition.