Any of various French verse forms, popular in the 14th and 15th cent., with only two rhymes per stanza, and a refrain.
Webster's New World
Alternative spelling of virelai.
Other Word Forms of Virelay
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
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