sruti

sruti

[shroot-ee]
noun Hinduism.
the Vedas and some of the Upanishads, regarded as divinely revealed.

Origin:
< Sanskrit śruti

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(Sanskrit: "heard"), in the music of India and Pakistan, the smallest tonal interval that can be perceived. The octave, in Indian theory, is divided into 22 srutis. The division is not precisely equal, but these microtonal units may be compared to Western quarter tones, of which there are 24 to an octave

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