Definition of gharana in English:


Line breaks: gha|rana
Pronunciation: /gʌˈrɑːnə


  • (In South Asia) any of the various specialist schools or methods of classical music or dance: one of the doyens of the Delhi gharana
    More example sentences
    • This year's festival will see a special emphasis on the Gwalior gharana.
    • The Hindustani vocalist and exponent of the Mewati gharana is busy these days giving the finishing touches to an all-India music performance series which he plans to launch in March.
    • The gharana is characterised by straight vocal inflection and stresses on bringing out the emotional content of a raga.


from Hindi gharānā 'family'.

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