Virelay meaning

vîrə-lā
Any of several medieval French verse and song forms, especially one in which each stanza has two rhymes, the end rhyme recurring as the first rhyme of the following stanza.
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Any of various French verse forms, popular in the 14th and 15th cent., with only two rhymes per stanza, and a refrain.
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Alternative spelling of virelai.
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Origin of virelay

  • Middle English virelai from Old French alteration (influenced by lai lay) of vireli song refrain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French.

    From Wiktionary