1. [ noun ] an account describing incidents or events
Synonyms: story tale narrative yarn narration

"a farfetched narrative" "after dinner he told the children stories of his adventures"

Related terms: report message fairytale tall_tale sob_story relation nursery_rhyme tearjerker folktale canterbury_tales introduction body conclusion tell tell tell yarn
2. [ noun ] (music,performing arts) performance of music or dance especially by soloists
Related terms: performance
3. [ noun ] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
Synonyms: reading recitation

"the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

Related terms: public_speaking read declaim
4. [ noun ] a detailed account or description of something

"he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"

Related terms: history tell
5. [ noun ] a detailed statement giving facts and figures

"his wife gave a recital of his infidelities"

Related terms: statement
Similar spelling:   recitalist