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tala

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noun ta·la \ˈtä-lə\

Definition of tala

  1. :  one of the ancient traditional rhythmic patterns of South Asian music — compare raga

Origin and Etymology of tala

Sanskrit tāla, literally, hand-clapping


First Known Use: 1891


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tala

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noun ta·la \ˈtä-lə, -(ˌ)lä\

Definition of tala

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tala

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talas

  1. the basic monetary unit of Samoa — see money table

Origin and Etymology of tala

Samoan, from English dollar


First Known Use: 1967


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