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(in South Asia) any of the various specialist schools or methods of classical music or dance.‘one of the doyens of the Delhi gharana’
- ‘I am a trained singer of the famed Patiala gharana.’
- ‘The gharana is characterised by straight vocal inflection and stresses on bringing out the emotional content of a raga.’
- ‘These weekly recitals are linked by a common aim to show a range of styles belonging to a distinct and separate lineage or gharana.’
- ‘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.’
From Hindi gharānā ‘family’.
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