1. [ noun ] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
Synonyms: reading recital

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

Related terms: public_speaking read declaim
2. [ noun ] systematic training by multiple repetitions
Synonyms: practice exercise practice_session drill

"practice makes perfect"

Related terms: training rehearsal scrimmage target_practice shadowboxing drill fire_drill manual_of_arms review rehearsal drill drill
3. [ noun ] a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
Synonyms: course_session class_period
Related terms: session course
4. [ noun ] (writing) written matter that is recited from memory
Related terms: matter declamation recite
5. [ noun ] (education) an instance of a student reciting a lesson that has been learned
Related terms: lesson
Similar spelling:   restitution