A traditional type of song from the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, with instrumental accompaniment and typically having two main stanzas.
More example sentences
- His repertoire consisted of khayals, thumris, ghazals and bhajans.
- The fusion show will consist of ‘familiar’ ghazals, thumris, khayals and a choice of popular Tamil and Hindi film songs, we are told.
- Well-known khayal and thumri singer Shubha Mudgal inaugurated a sound studio here.
from Hindi khayāl.