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bale

\ba-lay ba-lay\
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Definition

used to praise/Appreciate something...
Especially used by Carnatic music rasikas (mamas) when the singer croons an alap or a mrindangist goes high with his thaniavarthanam etc.
Also used to express happiness when a tambrahm elder listens to some pleasant surprise..such as his son/son-in-law etc got a Green card, purchased a car- i10, or got his kid into padma seshadri school...
Or when Jayalalitha issues a counter to Karunanidhi...
Or when the Finance minister gives a good budget...

Usage

Mama1-Mama kaetela...ambujam mami payyan americavu'la veedu vaangitana...
Mama2- Bale Bale...
Added 2011-10-28 by mokkachami

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

tambrahm