from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of reciting memorized materials in a public performance.
- n. The material so presented.
- n. Oral delivery of prepared lessons by a pupil.
- n. The class period within which this delivery occurs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of publicly reciting something previously memorized.
- n. The material recited.
- n. A regularly scheduled class, in a school, in which discussion occurs of the material covered in a parallel lecture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.
- n. The delivery before an audience of something committed to memory, especially as an elocutionary exhibition; also, that which is so delivered.
- n. The rehearsal of a lesson by pupils before their instructor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of reciting or repeating what has been committed to memory; the oral delivery of a composition without the text, especially as a public exercise or performance.
- n. The rehearsal by a pupil or student of a lesson or exercise to a teacher or other person; a meeting of a class for the purpose of being orally examined in a lesson.
- n. In music:
- n. Same as recitative.
- n. Same as reciting-note.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. written matter that is recited from memory
- n. a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
- n. a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
- n. systematic training by multiple repetitions
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