Carnatic meaning

kär-nä'tĭk
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."

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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.

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Of or relating to a tradition of South Indian classical music featuring improvised elaborations on prescribed melodic and rhythmic formulas.
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Region in SE India, between the Coromandel Coast and the Eastern Ghats.
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Of or pertaining to the Carnatic coast or Carnatic region of the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, southeastern Karnataka, and southern Andhra Pradesh.
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Origin of carnatic

  • From Carnatic obsolete variant of Karnataka
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition