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Definition of "sloka" [sloka]

  • A distich of Sanskrit verse consisting of two sixteen-syllable lines of two eight-syllable padas each. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sloka" in a sentence
  • "Earlier, only 40 hymns and one 'sloka' of Guru Ravidass, which were part of the Guru Granth Shaib, were treated as his compositions."
  • "'sloka' of Guru Ravidass, which is part of the Sikh holy book."
  • "If honourable Members will care to go just outside this Assembly hall and look at the dome above, they will see a sloka in Sanskrit:"