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tablature

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tablature \Tab"la*ture\, noun [Cf. F. tablature ancient mode of musical notation. See {Table}.]

1. (Paint.) 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.

2. (Mus.) An ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other signs instead of by notes.

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. --Evelyn.

3. (Anat.) Division into plates or tables with intervening spaces; as, the tablature of the cranial bones.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tablature

noun

1: a musical notation indicating the fingering to be used


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