Dictionary

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

Origin of RAGA

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ragabashPrevious Word in the Dictionary: rag (noun)All Words Near: raga
March 31, 2015
refluent Hear it
Flowing back
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears