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tablature

[ tab-luh-cher, -choor ]
/ ˈtæb lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /
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noun
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.
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Origin of tablature

1565–75; <Middle French, Latinization (influenced by Latin tabula board) of Italian intavolatura, derivative of intavolare to put on a board, score
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British Dictionary definitions for tablature

tablature
/ (ˈtæblətʃə) /

noun
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

Word Origin for tablature

C16: from French, ultimately from Latin tabulātum wooden floor, from tabula a plank
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