20+ Best Words In Urdu Music-Related Vocab

Are you interested in learning about the Urdu words which you can use to talk about the music? In this blog post, we will walk you through all the important words which can be used to talk about music in Urdu. Enhance your Urdu music-related vocabulary to improve your Urdu!

Music vocabulary is a good way to express feelings. It has a poetic touch and a soft impact. Every language has its vocabulary for music and so does Urdu. The Urdu language is enriched with basic Urdu vocabulary words, that can purely express thoughts. It is a sweet language with an Arabic and Persian touch. This beautiful language is similar to Hindi in speaking but is quite different when you write it.

Urdu music-related vocab

The Urdu language is used in music and songs to create rhythm in the lyrics, and express love as every word enhances the understanding. Urdu can explain almost every emotion through songs, poetry, poems, etc. as words have the power to heal the soul. 

Music has different words in Urdu. Mousiqi (موسیقی)is one familiar name that is familiar among every Urdu-Hindi speaking people.

Zulf-E-Nau Roz (زلف نو روز)

Zulf e Nau Roz (زلف نو روز) originated in Persian. It is the name of a specific melody of music.

Zila (ضلع)

Zila (ضلع) is an Urdu word and has a lot of meanings. It means a district, side, or part. But it has a poetic touch as well.it is an art of speaking that indulges reserved meanings. Music and poetry are known for dual meanings.

Zer-o-bam (زِیر و بَم)

The Urdu description of Zer-o-bam (زِیر و بَم) that it is associated with sounds.it is used for low and high notes. furthermore. These notes are notes of a musical instrument called drums. the drum under the right hand is called a bam while the other one under the left hand is known as zero.

Zarb (ضرب)

Zarb (ضرب) is used to describe grief. It is used in a poetic sense to express sadness to make your melody more attractive to the listeners.

Za-Angola-e-Hijaz (زا انگولا ای حجاز)

It originated from Arabic. It is a name of a particular melody in the Arabic language.

Yatti (یاٹی)

Yatti (یاٹی) is a Sanskrit word, written in Urdu. it is used for the person who is so devoted to his work that he cut himself off from the rest of the world. His only medium to stay busy is his work. His confinement gives him the word of a widow.

While music it has a different description. In music language, it is used to tell the location of a pause in melodies. That pause is Yatti (یاٹی).

Vivaadii (​​وِوادی)

Vivaadii (​​وِوادی) is written in Urdu. Its literal meaning is disputant which means conflict or dispute creator. However, it is used differently in music. It is a kind of melody that ruptures the lyrics and composition of the song.

Vishad (وشد)

Vishad (وشد) is again a Sanskrit word, english meanings for this word are beautiful, pure, spotless, and pellucid. In music, this word is used for the people who have clear, melodious, true, killing voice that feels really sweet to your ears when you listen to them and it gives life to the lines.

Viraam (ویرام)

Viraam (ویرام) is again a Sanskrit word having an Urdu description. It has a collection of English meanings like leaving off, pause, repose, cessation, and stoppage of sound. It is a sign that sound has been stopped here in music, maybe at the end of a particular song.

Vazn (وازن)

Vazn (وازن) is an Arabic word meaning weight, reputation, importance, worth, etc. In music, it judges the play of words with each other. It shows the balance of words and lines. This term is mostly used for poetry.

Vaqt ki chez (وقت کی چیز)

Vaqt ki chez (وقت کی چیز) literal description in English is anything suitable for a particular time. In music it is a song that’s content perfectly goes with a specific point in time. For example, if you are on a walk in the early morning, you would prefer songs that demonstrate nature.

Utrang (اُتْران)

This word has a Sanskrit origin and it is a collective name for the last three to four notes of a melody like a pa, da ni, and sa. These words are collectively called Strang.

Uthaan (اٹھان)

Uthaan (اٹھان) is an Urdu word just in conjunction with words like rising, height, ascension etc. in music, it is the higher note of the melody.

Utar (اتار)

Utar (اتار) is the opposite word for that. It demonstrates fall, coming down, and decrease of a person. While in music it is the sign of a lower note. It is a common word also used in Urdu poetry.

Usuul-E-Fakhta (اُصُولِ فاخْتَہ)

This is a Persian word written as above. It is used for the rhythm in music that has 17 beats. It is a beautiful rhythm that people enjoy.

Usual (اُصُولِ)

Usual (اُصُولِ) is an Arabic word having English meanings like rules, principles, decorums, etc. certain laws of music are applied to lyrics, notes, and composition of the songs. People learn those by practice. These rules are considered body parts of the music.

Upaj (اپج)

Upaj (اپج) has English meanings like original idea or root or invention of a particular idea in music, it is the invention of a new tone, melody, composition, etc.

Ulack (الیک)

Ulack (الیک) is a custom in Hindi culture in which a person is given money to pour water at a wedding. While in music it is a name of a melody.

Uddaasii (اداسی)

Uddaasii (اداسی) means sadness, dullness which shows down the head of a person. In music, it is the lower notes of the melody.

Tumbura (تومبرا)

Tumbura (تومبرا) is a name of an instrument in the Urdu language.

Tribenni (تروینی)

Tribenni (تروینی) is a name of a melody.

Thaah (ٹھاہ)

This word indicates the high pitch of sound during singing. 

Thaii-Thaii (تھائیتھائی)

People introduce this word as a beat for dancing. It is commonly used daily among themselves.

Damsaaz (دمساز)

Damsaaz (دمساز) is a Persian word that means singing together.

Dum (دم)

Dum (دم) has the literal meaning of breath. Also used in the context of ambition, life spirit, etc. in music it is a place where taal stops and takes a small gap. you have to leave your breath at that point. It is a difficult thing to learn.

Chalti Phirti (چلتا پھرتا)

Chalti phirti (چلتا پھرتا) is a common word, frequently used during the day. It means playful, sprightly. It has a reserved meaning in music. It means decent and light songs with low notes and less music. Majority of people enjoy this kind of music.

Chaargah (چارگاہ)

Chaargah (چارگاہ) is most commonly used in Iran. As it is a Persian word. It is a name of a melody that influenced the Urdu language and it is spoken in the Urdu language as well.

Chandni (چاندنی)

Chandni (چاندنی) is a Sanskrit word having literal meanings like moonlight. It is a name for a particular melody in music.

Chadhil (چَڈول)

It has reserved meaning in music which is high notes. It is a common word that musicians or people associated with music use it to mean to rise or ascend.

Aarohi (آروہی)

Aarohi (آروہی) is a form of higher notes in classical music of South Asia.

Assaa (آسا)

Assaa (آسا) is an Urdu word used for light, decent, melodious kind of music.

Aavaan (آوان)

Aavaan (آوان) indicates a specific time or season. Its music is one of the taal that was introduced by Amir Khusro who was a known teacher.

Abhoy (آبھے)

Abhoy (آبھے) is similar to the share the meaning of futile and unenjoyable. It is used for the bad tone of music that people do not enjoy.

Adaanaa (اَڈانا)

Adaanaa (اَڈانا) is associated with time. It is a melody or raag that people play at the midnight, this is considered the body of all raags.

Amrohii (امروہی)

Amrohii (امروہی) is a song or tune that people play on low tunes or scales,

Anaagal (اناگل)

Anaagal (اناگل) is a sur that is free to be played off the beat as well.

Andy (انش)

Andy (انش) is a raag or music that s related to the word na.

Antara (انترا)

Antara (انترا) is an intermediate part of the song known as the chorus in English.

Auzaan (ا- ذان)

Auzaan (ا- ذان) is related to the parameter of the sur that is only judged by the music teacher.

Baant (بانٹ)

It means portion or division. In music, it is used for the particular word that is sung by different tones or sur in the same speech or song.

Bandhani (بندھنی)

Bandhani (بندھنی) is a form of musical raag that people learn through practice.

Bahaar (بہار)

Bahaar (بہار) is a kind of sur or raag that people sing in a particular season like autumn. You might watch people singing this in autumn.

Bandish (بندش)

Bandish (بندش) is a word meaning knot. It is not free of rules.

Badham (بڈھم)

Badham (بڈھم) is a word that means an increase in tempo. In music, it indicates a higher pitch.

Barbara (باربرا)

Barbara (باربرا) is a Sanskrit word. And it is the first note of the Raag megh. In English, it means a rope.

More Useful Vocab Words

Here are the most used music words in Urdu that you must know about!

English WordsUrdu Translations
A clarinetایک شہنائی
Acoustic guitarصوتی گٹار
Alpine zither (harp zither)الپائن زیتھر ( ہارپ زیتھر)
Alto clarinetآلٹو کلینیٹ
Alto guitarآلٹو گٹار
Banjo celloبینجو سیلو
Baritone saxophoneبیریٹون سیکسوفون
Baritone ukuleleبیریٹون یوکولیل
Bass fluteباس بانسری
Bass guitarباس گٹار
Bass saxophoneباس سیکسوفون
Bass trumpetباس صور
Bass trumpetباس صور
Bass tubaباس ٹوبا
Basset hornباسیٹ ہارن
Box drumباکس ڈرم
C melody saxophoneسی میلوڈی سیکسوفون
C Soprano saxophoneسی سوپرانو سیکسوفون
Cor anglais/English hornکور انگلیس/انگلش ہارن
D clarinetڈی کلینیٹ
Double-neck guitarڈبل گردن والا گٹار
Eight-neck guitarآٹھ گردن والا گٹار
Eight-string guitarآٹھ تار والا گٹار
Flamenco guitarفلیمینکو گٹار
Gut-stringed guitarsگٹ تار والے گٹار
Hammered dulcimerہتھوڑا ڈلسیمر
Harp guitarہارپ گٹار
Indian Banjoانڈین بنجو
Keyed ocarinaکلید اوکارینا
Multi-chambered ocarinaملٹی چیمبرڈ اوکارینا
Multi-necked guitarsکثیر گردن والے گٹار
Nine-string guitarنو تار والا گٹار
Octave mandolinآکٹیو مینڈولین
Pendant ocarinaلاکٹ اوکارینا
Piccolo celloپکولو سیلو
Piccolo clarinetپکولو کلینیٹ
Pocket ukuleleجیبی یوکولیل
Quadruple-neck guitarچوگنی گردن والا گٹار
Rabab or rubabرباب یا رباب؟
Resophonic guitarریسوفونک گٹار
Seven-string guitarسات تار والا گٹار
Six-neck guitarچھ گردن والا گٹار
Sopranino clarinetسوپرینو کلینیٹ
Soprano saxophoneسوپرانو سیکسوفون
Steelpanاسٹیل پین
Steel-string acoustic guitarاسٹیل سٹرنگ صوتی گٹار
Subcontrabass saxophoneسب کنٹراباس سیکسوفون
Tenor banjoٹینور بینجو
Thundertube (Spring Drum)تھنڈر ٹیوب (بہار کا ڈرم)
Transverse ocarinaٹرانسورس اوکارینا
Twelve-neck guitarبارہ گردن والا گٹار
Twelve-string guitarبارہ تار والا گٹار
U-bassیو باس
Zither banjoزیتھر بینجو

Words For Different Genres

We also need to know the music words for most genres in the Urdu language so let’s get started!

English WordsUrdu Translations
Acapellaایک کیپیلا
American folkامریکی لوک
Bollywoodبالی ووڈ
Bossa novaبوسا نووا
Canadian folkکینیڈین لوک
Euro-discoیورو ڈسکو
Gagaku court musicگاگاکو کورٹ میوزک
Glitch popگلیچ پاپ
Goa tranceگوا ٹرانس
Highlifeاعلی زندگی
Hip-hopہپ ہاپ
Indie rockانڈی راک
Japanese folkجاپانی لوک
J-popجے پاپ
K-popکے پاپ
Palm wineکھجور کی شراب
Raga rockراگا راک
Rhythm & bluesتال اور بلیوز
V-popوی پاپ

Wrapping Up

Music has a reflection on the personality of people. Poetry is an art to play with words and that art is mostly found in music. When compositions join poetry it becomes food for the songs. Urdu words related to music are really interesting while seeming difficult for beginners for they can easily be learned through apps like Facebook. People measure the weight of a song through the power of lyrics. On Ling App, you can learn Urdu in a crazy genius way.

Knowing where to start learning Urdu might be difficult so we suggest you start from the Urdu alphabet and the emergency phrases since these form the basis. Feel free to download the Ling app now from the Google Playstore and App Store.

Happy Learning!

Updated by Samawiyah Hasnain

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