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type of musical notation for lute or stringed instrument, 1570s, from French tablature (1550s), from Latin tabula "table" (see table (n.)); influenced by Italian tavolatura, from tavolare "to board, plank, enclose with boards."
tablature tab·la·ture (tāb'lə-chur', -chər)
An engraved tablet or surface.
The cranial bones considered as two laminae separated by the diploe.
system of musical notation based on a player's finger position, as opposed to notes showing rhythm and pitch. Tablatures were used for lute and keyboard music during the Renaissance and Baroque eras