tala

1
[ tah-luh ]
/ ˈtɑ lə /

noun

a repeated rhythmic pattern of stressed and unstressed beats played on a percussion instrument in Indian music.

Origin of tala

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1890–95; < Sanskrit tāla; compare Hindi tāl

Definition for tala (2 of 2)

tala2
[ tah-luh ]
/ ˈtɑ lə /

noun, plural ta·la.

a paper money, cupronickel or silver coin, and monetary unit of Western Samoa, equal to 100 sene.

Origin of tala

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1965–70; < Samoan tālā < English dollar
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tala
/ (ˈtɑːlə) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of Samoa, divided into 100 sene
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