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Definition of Recitative

Recitative

  1. A species of musical recitation in which the words are delivered in a manner resembling that of ordinary declamation; also, a piece of music intended for such recitation; -- opposed to melisma.
  2. Of or pertaining to recitation; intended for musical recitation or declamation; in the style or manner of recitative.

Recitative Translations

recitative in German is Sprechgesang
recitative in Spanish is recitativo

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