Definition of rai in English:

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rai

Pronunciation: /rī/

noun

A style of music fusing Arabic and Algerian folk elements with Western rock.
Example sentences
  • With unparalleled vocal skills and musical imagination, Khaled was the man who took Algerian rai music into the mainstream.
  • By the time of Hasni's death, rai music was a major front in the confrontation between Algerian Islamism and the secular forces it sought to overcome.
  • Satire, political cartoons, rai music, and a rich political slang in dialectical Arabic provide outlets for political sentiment.

Origin

1980s: perhaps from Arabic ha er-ray, literally 'that's the thinking, here is the view', a phrase frequently found in the songs.

Words that rhyme with rai

ally, Altai, apply, assai, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, chi, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hi, hie, high, I, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, phi, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, vie, whereby, why, wry, Wye, xi, Xingtai, Yantai

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Syllabification: rai

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