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v. re·cit·ed, re·cit·ing, re·cites
1. To repeat or utter aloud (something memorized or rehearsed), often before an audience: recite a prayer; recite a poem.
2. To relate in detail: recited to me his tale of woe. See Synonyms at describe.
3. To list or enumerate: The affidavit recites facts about the incident.
1. To deliver a recitation.
2. To repeat lessons prepared or memorized.

[Middle English reciten, from Old French reciter, from Latin recitāre, to read out : re-, re- + citāre, to quote; see cite.]

re·cit′er n.
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Noun1.reciter - someone who recites from memory
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
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Poe's poem of the "Bells" stands incomplete to this day; but it is well enough that it is so, for the public reciter or "reader" who goes around trying to imitate the sounds of the various sorts of bells with his voice would find himself "up a stump" when he got to the church-bell-- as Joseph Addison would say.
His recitals were amusing in themselves to Sir Thomas, but the chief object in seeking them was to understand the reciter, to know the young man by his histories; and he listened to his clear, simple, spirited details with full satisfaction, seeing in them the proof of good principles, professional knowledge, energy, courage, and cheerfulness, everything that could deserve or promise well.
The buyer in the `gentleman's hosiery' was a well-known reciter, and he was called upon loudly to perform by all the assistants in his department.
Let this then be one of our rules and principles concerning the gods, to which our poets and reciters will be expected to conform-- that God is not the author of all things, but of good only.
Habib Essid, qui etait accompagne du Premier ministre, Abdelmalek Sellal, et de membres du gouvernement, a depose une gerbe de fleurs au pied de la stele commemorative avant de reciter la fatiha du Coran et d'observer une minute de silence a la memoire des martyrs de la guerre de Liberation nationale.
Earlier this week, Jebril, a prominent reciter of the Holy Koran and a preacher, led thousands of Muslims in the famous Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque in southern Cairo in performing Taraweeh, a nightly prayer offered in the holy month of Ramadan.
For any Muslim, this was a golden opportunity because it isn't everyday we get to pray behind such a well-known reciter of the Holy Quran.
The groups will include one Quran reciter, one chanter and two speakers," ministry spokesman Mohamed Abdel Razek told Daily News Egypt.
Ibn al-Jazari al-Dimashqi(751-833/1350-1429), the master reciter and celebrated authority on recitation, formally defines the science of recitation as: "[qira'at is] the science of [knowing] the ways of pronouncing the words of the Qur'an [along with their] differences by tracing [them] back to a transmitter" (Ibn al-Jazari, Munjid al-muqri'in, al-Bab al-awwal fi-l-qira'at).
Having differentiated the two, Groensteen runs through the styles that the monstrator and the reciter can separately adopt and the ways they work with and against each other, commenting on a range of fascinating themes such as graphic style, narration by characters within the text, and narration in autobiographical comics.
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh honoured noted Qur'an teacher and reciter Qari Syed Sadaqat Ali at a colourful ceremony on recently.
Quran Mojawed: It offers the complete Quran in Arabic calligraphy with the possibility to listen to each surah from a different reciter.