Definition of tablature
: an instrumental notation indicating the string, fret, key, or finger to be used instead of the tone to be sounded
Origin of tablature
Middle French, from Medieval Latin tabulatus tablet, from Latin tabula
First Known Use: 1574
Rhymes with tablature
amateur, aperture, armature, blackamoor, carrefour, carte du jour, coinsure, commissure, confiture, connoisseur, coverture, curvature, cynosure, embouchure, epicure, filature, forfeiture, garniture, geniture, green-manure, haute couture, immature, insecure, ligature, manicure, overture, paramour, pedicure, plat du jour, portraiture, prelature, premature, quadrature, reassure, Reaumur, reinsure, saboteur, sepulture, sequitur, signature, simon-pure, sinecure, soup du jour, temperature, to be sure, troubadour, white amur, Yom Kippur
Learn More about tablature
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "tablature"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tablature? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).