alap

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

alap (plural alaps)

  1. (music) The opening, improvised section of a Classical raga performance, before the formal recitation.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 176:
      The alaap is the part of our classical music that I like best. It is an inward voyage, an odyssey into the unknown.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒlɒp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: alap

Noun[edit]

alap (plural alapok)

  1. base, foundation

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Derived terms[edit]

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