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sloka Line breaks: sloka
Pronunciation: /ˈʃləʊkə/

Definition of sloka in English:


A couplet of Sanskrit verse, especially one in which each line contains sixteen syllables.
Example sentences
  • With Sanskrit slokas, mantras and verses from the Upanishads, Sacred Chants is set to a background of western music.
  • The two read out lines from Srinivas' number peppered with Sanskrit slokas and punctuated with melody.
  • In its one-and-half hour show, the troupe will deliver its dialogues in English, sing slokas in Sanskrit, have sword fights and dance ballets - all in an Olympic-sized swimming pool in the Aquatic Complex in Guindy.


From Sanskrit ṡloka 'noise, praise'.

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