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raga

noun ra·ga \ˈrä-gə\

Definition of RAGA

1
:  one of the ancient traditional melodic patterns or modes in Indian music
2
:  an improvisation based on a traditional raga — compare tala
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Origin of RAGA

Sanskrit rāga, literally, color, tone; akin to Sanskrit rajyati it reddens, Greek rhezein to dye
First Known Use: 1788

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