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tablature

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Noun
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tab=la=ture

CIDE DICTIONARY

tablaturen. [Cf. F. tablature ancient mode of musical notation. See Table.].
  •  A painting on a wall or ceiling; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design; hence, a picture in general.  Shaftesbury.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other signs instead of by notes.  [1913 Webster]
    "The chimes of bells are so rarely managed that I went up to that of Sir Nicholas, where I found who played all sorts of compositions from the tablature before him as if he had fingered an organ."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Division into plates or tables with intervening spaces; as, the tablature of the cranial bones.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

tablature, n. Mus. an early form of notation indicating fingering (esp. in playing the lute), rhythm, and features other than notes.

Etymology
F f. It. tavolatura f. tavolare set to music

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