Definition of Tablature

1. Noun. A musical notation indicating the fingering to be used.

Generic synonyms: Musical Notation



Definition of Tablature

1. n. A painting on a wall or ceiling; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design; hence, a picture in general.

Definition of Tablature

1. Noun. A form of musical notation indicating fingering rather than the pitch of notes, commonly used for stringed instruments ¹

2. Noun. An engraved tablet etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tablature

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tablature

1. 1. A painting on a wall or ceiling; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design; hence, a picture in general. 2. An ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other signs instead of by notes. "The chimes of bells are so rarely managed that I went up to that of Sir Nicholas, where I found who played all sorts of compositions from the tablature before him as if he had fingered an organ." (Evelyn) 3. Division into plates or tables with intervening spaces; as, the tablature of the cranial bones. Origin: Cf. F. Tablature ancient mode of musical notation. See Table. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tablature

tabic
tabid
tabifical
tabification
tabified
tabifies
tabify
tabifying
tabinet
tabinets
tabis
tabiya
tabiyas
tabla
tablas
tablature (current term)
tablatures
table
table-cloth
table-hop
table-hopper
table-mountain pine
table-tennis bat
table-tennis racquet
table-tennis table
table apple
table board
table cloth
table d'hote
table d'hôte

Literary usage of Tablature

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"This method, founded on the same principle as lute tablature, ... A clear exposition of pipe tablature is to be found in Thomas Greeting's Pleasant ..."

2. The Story of Notation by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1903)
"The tablatures — Reasons for their use — The tablature makers never adopted the ternary division of notes — Mediaeval orchestras — Different tablatures in ..."

3. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1835)
"tablature ; a word formerly applied to the collection of signs used in a musical composition ; so that to understand the notes, clefs, and other marks, ..."

4. Wieland and Shaftesbury by Charles Elson (1913)
"tablature of the Judgment of Hercules " Wieland did not speculate about art as such, and yet he was interested in Shaftesbury's " tablature of the Judgment ..."

5. The Violin and Its Music by George Hart (1881)
"The tablature is interesting as evidence of its application to instruments earlier than noticed in the work of Ganassi, 1543 ; which is nineteen years ..."

6. The Story of Organ Music by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1905)
"Authorities for Spanish musical history—Music in a Spanish cathedral —Spanish organs—Cabezon—Spanish tablature—Hernando de Cabezon — Diego de Castillo ..."

7. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"In common with all other true systems of Notation, tablature traces its descent in a direct ABODE This Scale was soon тегу much extended ; the notes below ..."

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