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{adj: important} having or suggesting a consciousness of high position
"recited the decree with an important air"
"took long important strides in the direction of his office"

{adj: responsive, antiphonal} containing or using responses or antiphons recited or sung in alternation
"responsive reading"
"antiphonal liturgy"

{adv: self-consciously} in an uncomfortably self-conscious manner
"the little girl self-consciously recited the poem"
<-> unselfconsciously

{n: Divine Office} canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)

{n: Low Mass} a Mass recited without music

{n: Shema} a liturgical prayer (considered to be the essence of Jewish religion) that is recited at least twice daily by adult Jewish males to declare their faith
"as soon as Leonard learned to talk he was taught to recite the first words of the Shema, the creed of Judaism which originated on Sinai with Moses and is recited daily"

{n: angelus bell, angelus} the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited

{n: breviary} (Roman Catholic Church) a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders

{n: litany} any long and tedious address or recital
"the patient recited a litany of complaints"
"a litany of failures"

{n: recitation, recital, reading} a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
"the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

{n: recitation} written matter that is recited from memory

{n: reciter} someone who recites from memory

{n: response} a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister

{n: trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep} an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
"he recited the whole poem without a single trip"
"he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"
"confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

{v: enumerate, recite, itemize, itemise} specify individually
"She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"
"The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"

{v: prompt, remind, cue} assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

{v: recite} repeat aloud from memory
"she recited a poem"
"The pupil recited his lesson for the day"


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