Definition of melakarta in English:

melakarta

noun

Indian Music
  • In Carnatic music: a grouping of ragas.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Arthur Strangways (1859–1948), music critic and editor. From modern Sanskrit melākartā from modern Sanskrit melā + Sanskrit kartā maker from kṛ- to make.

Pronunciation

melakarta

/ˌmeɪləˈkɑːtə/