The act of reciting
A class meeting for recitation of answers
A composition used for recitation, sense 1
The mere recitation of such similar cases with their happy issue was supposed to be magically effective; for almost unlimited power was supposed to be inherent in mere words.
Further, the work being intended for public recitation, some rhetorical embellishment was necessary, even at the cost of simplicity.
In 1456, the recitation of a few prayers before a church crucifix earned a Pardon of 20,000 years for every such repetition.
The recitation of the Hesiodic poems was from the first unaccompanied by the lyre.
The recitation of epic poetry was called in historical times "rhapsody."