Definition of tappa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌpə/


A short folk song of northern Indian origin.
Example sentences
  • ‘Thumris’, ‘chaitis’ and ‘tappas’, with a rich folk and classical base, under the music direction of the creative genius, Vanraj Bhatia, took filmgoers to another era.
  • I sang one of my favourites: a rare tappa in raga Jangla set to ada-chautal and I invited her to dance to a tappa.
  • Though her tappa could not rise above the average, she made it up with moving rendering of thumri, kajri and bhajan.


From Hindi ṭappā.

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