One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural thumrismass noun
1(in Hindustani classical music) a light romantic form.
- ‘It is light classical in nature and thus often sung in the vocal genre of thumri.’
- ‘Well-known khayal and thumri singer Shubha Mudgal inaugurated a sound studio here.’
- ‘As for thumri singing, more often than not, it is sung like a ghazal.’
- ‘This instrument has traditionally been associated with the kathak dance and the vocal styles of thumri, dadra and kheyal.’
- ‘A popular form of light classical music, thumri essentially communicates with many variations of ‘Vak’ or the spoken word.’
- ‘In fact, the website points out that its early exponents were classically trained singers specialising in khayaal and thumri styles of singing.’
- 1.1count noun A romantic song.
- ‘I also sing thumris and bhajans and they always go down well with the audience everwhere.’
- ‘Maya also finds interpretation of thumris and ghazals as a source of inspiration for choreography.’
- ‘During her concerts she tries to mix and match the geets, bhajans, aalaaps and thumris to appeal to a wide audience.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It will end with Gauhar Jan, a Muslim who composed a beautiful thumri in praise of Krishna.’
From Hindi ṭhumrī.
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