Definition of Carnatic in English:

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Carnatic

Pronunciation: /kärˈnadik/

adjective

Of or denoting the main style of classical music in southern India, as distinct from the Hindustani music of the north: Carnatic music
More example sentences
  • I found my feet dancing to the lilting ragas of Carnatic classical music.
  • There are two basic styles of Indian music, the Carnatic and the Hindustani.
  • The ghatam is a large clay pot, used in Carnatic classical music as a percussion instrument.

Origin

Anglicization of Karnataka in southwestern India.

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Syllabification: Car·nat·ic

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