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Example sentences for recitative

Rock operas aren't usually acted out, and you won't find much in the way of recitative.
He perfected the transition from recitative to aria-the thrilling transformation of musicalized speech into song.
She does her growing up through expert camera work and then she entertains with a recitative song.

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