Definition of qawwal in English:

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qawwal

Pronunciation: /kaˈwɑːl/

noun

A performer of qawwali.
Example sentences
  • This was in evidence on December 6 when hundreds braved the biting cold to enjoy the rendition of two qawwals.
  • Initially the qawwalis will be sung by 10 groups of professional qawwals, all during peak morning and evening hours, said Sahil.
  • Capable but hardly outstanding qawwals, these two, and Sparkes ain't at his best either, amounting to a less than inspired album.

Origin

Urdu and Persian qawwāl, from Arabic, 'reciter, chanter' (see qawwali).

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