1565–75; < Middle French, Latinization (influenced by Latin tabula board) of Italian intavolatura, derivative of intavolare to put on a board, score (Source: dictionary.com)
Late 16th century from French, probably from Italian tavolatura, from tavolare ‘set to music’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Tablature
- Music. any of various systems of music notation using letters, numbers, or other signs to indicate the strings, frets, keys, etc., to be played.
- a tabular space, surface, or structure.
- music any of a number of forms of musical notation, esp for playing the lute, consisting of letters and signs indicating rhythm and fingering
- an engraved or painted tablet or other flat surface
- An engraved tablet or surface.
- The cranial bones considered as two laminae separated by the diploe.
- A form of musical notation indicating fingering rather than the pitch of notes, written on lines corresponding to, for example, the strings of a guitar or the holes on a flute.
- : an instrumental notation indicating the string, fret, key, or finger to be used instead of the tone to be sounded
Example sentences for Tablature
- As Walther sings Sachs takes it down in tablature, calling out to him what sections are next required.
- The first time he asked admittance to show you the tablature, and you did not want to receive him, I persuaded you to do so.
- Robinson gives instructions for learning to play the cittern and for reading the tablature.
- This set of thoughts is like the tablature prescribed to the singing animal above mentioned.
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