Definition of thumri in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʊmriː/

noun (plural thumris)

[mass noun]
1(In Hindustani classical music) a light romantic form.
Example sentences
  • A popular form of light classical music, thumri essentially communicates with many variations of ‘Vak’ or the spoken word.
  • It is light classical in nature and thus often sung in the vocal genre of thumri.
  • In fact, the website points out that its early exponents were classically trained singers specialising in khayaal and thumri styles of singing.
1.1 [count noun] A romantic song.
Example sentences
  • His repertoire consisted of khayals, thumris, ghazals and bhajans.
  • The fusion show, ‘Soul India’ will consist of ‘familiar’ ghazals, thumris, khayals and a choice of popular Tamil and Hindi film songs, we are told.
  • I also sing thumris and bhajans and they always go down well with the audience everwhere.


From Hindi ṭhumrī.

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