There are 2 definitions of tala in English:

tala1

Syllabification: ta·la
Pronunciation: /ˈtälə
 
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noun

A traditional rhythmic pattern in classical Indian music.
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  • Those who really know their raags from their taals will probably be transported by the wit with which the internal changes of each piece are executed, but you don't need specialist knowledge to appreciate the vivacity of the disc.
  • A tala (East Indian time cycle) is called out, starting the tablas and whipping the piece into a furious frenzy with some thunderous percussion at the end.
  • To that extent, her responsibility is to ensure that all allies are singing in the same raga and the same taal.

Origin

from Sanskrit tāla 'handclapping, musical time'.

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Word of the day humoresque
Pronunciation: ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk
noun
a short, lively piece of music

There are 2 definitions of tala in English:

tala2

Syllabification: ta·la
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈtälə/

noun (plural same or talas /ˈtäləz/)

The basic monetary unit of Western Samoa, equal to 100 sene.
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  • The gap between imports and exports is mainly covered by 160m tala of remittances from overseas Samoans to their families or for churches and schools - almost three times what the country receives in foreign aid.

Origin

from Samoan tālā.

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Word of the day humoresque
Pronunciation: ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk
noun
a short, lively piece of music