- The definition of carnatic is relating to the South Indian classic music which has traditional melodies with improvised details.
An example of a carnatic song is the title "Jiyein Kaun."
- The definition of Carnatic is a place in southeast India in between the Eastern Ghats and the Coromandel Coast.
An example of carnatic is Tamil Nadu.
Of or relating to a tradition of South Indian classical music featuring improvised elaborations on prescribed melodic and rhythmic formulas.
Origin of CarnaticFrom Carnatic obsolete variant of Karnataka
- of or pertaining to the Carnatic coast or Carnatic region of the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, southeastern Karnataka, and southern Andhra Pradesh.
- At about the same time the province of the Carnatic, or all that large portion of southern India ruled by the nawab of Arcot, and also the principality of Tanjore, were placed under direct British administration, thus constituting the Madras presidency almost as it has existed to the present day.
- On the arrival of the news that Hyder had descended from the highlands of Mysore, cut to pieces the only British army in the field, and swept the Carnatic up to the gates of Madras, he at once adopted a policy of extraordinary boldness.
- In 1635 the Carnatic was annexed to the Bijapur dominions, from which again it was wrested in 1680 by Sivaji, the founder of the Mahratta power.
- It may be described as a flat, open country, hemmed in by mountains on the north, west and south, but opening eastwards on to the great plain of the Carnatic; the average height of the plain above sea-level is about 900 ft.
- In the middle of the 18th century, during the war between the rival claimants to the throne of the Carnatic, Mahommed Ali and Chanda Sahib, the English supported the claims of the former and the French those of the latter.