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recitation

noun
     
Related topics: Performing, Linguistics
re‧ci‧ta‧tion [uncountable and countable]
1SLAP an act of saying a poem, piece of literature etc that you have learned, for people to listen to:
recitations from the great poets
2 a spoken description of an event or a series of events
recitation of
He went into a recitation of his life from the earliest years.

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