or Tal·lys, Tal·ys

[ tal-is ]
/ ˈtæl ɪs /


Thomas,c1505–85, English organist and composer, especially of church music.

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or tal·lit, tal·lis

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lis; Sephardic Hebrew tah-leet ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈtɑ lɪs; Sephardic Hebrew tɑˈlit /

noun, plural tal·li·thim, tal·li·tim, tal·li·sim [Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tah-lee-sim, -ley-, tah-luh-sim; Sephardic Hebrew tah-lee-teem] /Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tɑˈli sɪm, -ˈleɪ-, ˌtɑ ləˈsɪm; Sephardic Hebrew tɑ liˈtim/. Judaism.

a shawllike garment of wool, silk, or the like, with fringes, or zizith, at the four corners, worn around the shoulders by Orthodox and Conservative (sometimes also Reform) Jews, as during the morning service.

Origin of tallith

First recorded in 1605–15, tallith is from the Hebrew word ṭallīth literally, cover, cloak
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British Dictionary definitions for tallis (1 of 2)


tallith (tɑˈlit)

/ (ˈtɑlis) /


Judaism a fringed shawl worn by Jewish men during morning prayers

Word Origin for tallis

from Hebrew, literally: a cover

British Dictionary definitions for tallis (2 of 2)


/ (ˈtælɪs) /


Thomas. ?1505–85, English composer and organist; noted for his music for the Anglican liturgy
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