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Definition an interpretation of something


a performance

More rarely, a rendition can reference the results of a rendering in other senses — such as a decision or creation.
  • they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving
  • They could've broken out into a gangsta rendition of "Kumbaya" and I wouldn't be any more shocked than I am.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • rendition = performance
  • Their voices were full of song, culminating in a roaring rendition of "Deutschland über Alles."
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • rendition = performance
  • If Rudy wasn't talking about Deutscher's intense ways, he was playing his usual broken record, providing renditions and re-creations of the last goal he scored in the Himmel Street soccer stadium.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • renditions = his descriptions
  • But enough of the song and this rendition of it.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "The correct answer is that we are all feeling like we will be happier after an a cappella rendition of 'Blister in the Sun."
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • The results were shaky yet recognizable renditions of what she once had done perfectly.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • As abbreviated as his rendition was, both Mine and Helen were gaping by the end of it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Donald's rendition of a spool of thread, a wedding present to Gogol and Moushumi, hangs in their bedroom.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Steam was practically blowing out of Mom's ears by the time the service ended with a rousing rendition of Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings."
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Maclay's rendition of Adams was devastating.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • [A faraway, scratchy rendition of "Dardanella" softens the air and gives her strength to move through it.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Prof Nolan announced that Kaci had placed fifty-second in the competition with her rendition of Beatrice's monologue from Much Ado About Nothing.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • He nodded to the pianist, who pivoted hastily toward the piano and started on a rendition of "Brother James's Air."
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The Smeaths in our rendition of them are charmless, miserly, heavy as dough, boring as white margarine, which we claim they eat for dessert.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • He already knows every word of that file-every arrest record, court filing, psychological assessment, and rendition of his troubled family history.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The orchestra's waltz rendition is not of the highest musical standard.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King's Horseman
  • My mom's Sinatra rendition drops off.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Cindy Lou broke off into an impromptu rendition of "Over the Rainbow."
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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