Tablature

Definition of Tablature

Tab´la`ture
n.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.
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.

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