Rec`i*ta*tive" (?), n. [It. recitativo, or F. r'ecitatif. See Recite.] Mus.

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


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Rec`i*ta*tive", a.

Of or pertaining to recitation; intended for musical recitation or declamation; in the style or manner of recitative.

-- Rec`i*ta*tive"ly, adv.


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