Definition of ghazal in English:


Line breaks: gha¦zal
Pronunciation: /ˈgʌʒʌl


  • (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.
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    • 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.


via Persian from Arabic ġazal.

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