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(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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘His favourite pastime is singing ghazals, and he has penned many in various languages.’
- ‘Though a bank employee, her father was also a musician whose passion for ghazals knew no bounds.’
Via Persian from Arabic ġazal.
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