how to pronounce recitative

/ˌɹɛs.ɪ.təˈtiːv/

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recitative frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word recitative occurs in english on average 0.4 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.

recitative is pronounced in four syllables

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ɹɛsɪtətv

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meanings of recitative

noun:

  1. Dialogue, in an opera etc, that, rather than being sung as an aria, is reproduced with the rhythms of normal speech, often with simple musical accompaniment or harpsichord continuo, serving to expound the plot.

adjective:

  1. Of a recital.

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