or Tal·lys, Tal·ys
[ tal-is ]
/ ˈtæl ɪs /
Thomas, c1505–85, English organist and composer, especially of church music.
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, tall drink
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How to use Tallis in a sentence
Women, say, may organize a bat mitzvah there, and even wear a tallis (though tfilin are still up in the air, I believe).
Some of the compositions were by Tallis and some by Byrd, and they are fine and dignified specimens of both composers.
With the exception of "If ye love me" I do not know any anthem by Tallis which compares with it in solemn and chaste expression.
His style was not so broad as that of Tallis or so noble as that of Byrd, but he had a great influence upon the art.
On the death of Tallis 1585, the patent was enjoyed by Byrd alone, and he made very good use of it.
Then I began to beg him to take my Tallis and Tephillin (praying-shawl and phylacteries) for the twelve marks.
British Dictionary definitions for Tallis (1 of 2)
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)
Thomas. ?1505–85, English composer and organist; noted for his music for the Anglican liturgy
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