Definition of recitativo accompagnato in English:

recitativo accompagnato

Pronunciation /rɛtʃɪtəˌtivəʊ əkɒmpəˈnjɑːtəʊ/

noun

Music
  • Recitative accompanied by an orchestra; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Encyclopaedia. From Italian recitativo accompagnato from recitativo + accompagnato accompanied, use as adjective of past participle of accompagnare. Compare French récitatif accompagné.