1. Tallis

noun. English organist and composer of church and secular music; was granted a monopoly in music printing with William Byrd (1505-1585).

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2. tallis

noun. (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer.


  • shawl
  • prayer shawl

Sentences with tallis

1. Noun, plural
The traditional chuppah was literally nothing more than a man's prayer shawl, or tallis, tied to four sticks and held up during the ceremony by four of the groom's friends.

2. Noun, singular or mass
For this type of chuppah, all you need to find are four sticks of the same length and the groom's tallis.

3. Adjective
A Jewish prayer shawl is also known as a "tallit" or "tallis" in Hebrew.