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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rec·i·ta·tive /ˌrɛsətəˈtiv, ˌrɛstə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·i·ta·tive n.  Mus. A species of musical recitation in which the words are delivered in a manner resembling that of ordinary declamation; also, a piece of music intended for such recitation; -- opposed to melisma.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·i·ta·tive, a. Of or pertaining to recitation; intended for musical recitation or declamation; in the style or manner of recitative. -- Rec*i*ta*tive*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers
          with natural rhythms of speech