Definition of ghazal in English:

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ghazal

Pronunciation: /ˈɡəzəl/

noun

(In Middle Eastern and Indian literature and music) a lyric poem with a fixed number of verses and a repeated rhyme, typically on the theme of love, and normally set to music.
Example sentences
  • You should be listening to ghazals and classical music.
  • Secular erotic poetry is much more common among the Arabs than religious poetry and the popular ghazal, a short lyric, takes on themes of love and intoxication.
  • In a ghazal, the poet traditionally inserts his or her name.

Origin

Via Persian from Arabic ġazal.

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Syllabification: gha·zal

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