Definitions for tablatureˈtæb lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tab•la•tureˈtæb lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər(n.)
any of various systems of music notation using letters, numbers, or other signs to indicate the strings, frets, keys, etc., to be played.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of tablature:
1565–75; < MF, perh. alter. of It intavolatura, der. of intavolare to put on a board, score
a musical notation indicating the fingering to be used
A form of musical notation indicating fingering rather than the pitch of notes, commonly used for stringed instruments
An engraved tablet etc.
Origin: French, from Italian tavolare 'set to music'.
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
an ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other signs instead of by notes
division into plates or tables with intervening spaces; as, the tablature of the cranial bones