|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|
|3.||[ noun ] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance|
"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"