tablature


tablature

noun

  1. Music. any of various systems of music notation using letters, numbers, or other signs to indicate the strings, frets, keys, etc., to be played.
  2. a tabular space, surface, or structure.

noun

  1. music any of a number of forms of musical notation, esp for playing the lute, consisting of letters and signs indicating rhythm and fingering
  2. an engraved or painted tablet or other flat surface

n.type of musical notation for lute or stringed instrument, 1570s, from French tablature (1550s), from Latin tabula “table” (see table (n.)); influenced by Italian tavolatura, from tavolare “to board, plank, enclose with boards.” n.

  1. An engraved tablet or surface.
  2. The cranial bones considered as two laminae separated by the diploe.

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