how to pronounce recitation


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the above transcription of recitation is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

recitation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of recitation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… today's recitation this is something …”

meanings of recitation


  1. A regularly scheduled class, in a school, in which discussion occurs of the material covered in a parallel lecture.
  2. The act of publicly reciting something previously memorized.
  3. A part of a song's lyrics that is spoken rather than sung.
  4. The material recited.

recitation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word recitation occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics recitation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that recitation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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