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 (tăl′ĭs), Thomas 1505-1585.
English composer who provided some of the first musical settings of Anglican liturgical texts, helping to define the English style in church music.


also tal·lis  (tä′lĭs, tä-lēt′)
n. pl. tal·lits or tal·li·tot (tä-lē′tôt, -tôs, -lā′-) also tal·lis·es also tal·li·sim (tä-lē′sĭm, -lā′-) Judaism
A shawl with ritually knotted tassels at each of four corners traditionally worn by Jewish men and boys, especially at morning prayer. Also called prayer shawl.

[Mishnaic Hebrew ṭallît, cover, from Hebrew ṭillēl, to cover, from Aramaic ṭallel, from ṭəlāl, shade; see ṯ̣ll in Semitic roots.]


(ˈtɑlis) or


(Judaism) Judaism a fringed shawl worn by Jewish men during morning prayers
[from Hebrew, literally: a cover]


(Biography) Thomas. ?1505–85, English composer and organist; noted for his music for the Anglican liturgy


(ˈtæl ɪs)
Thomas, c1505–85, English organist and composer.
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Noun1.Tallis - English organist and composer of church and secular music; was granted a monopoly in music printing with William Byrd (1505-1585)
2.Tallis - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each cornertallis - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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