lais

noun

Definition of lais

plural of lai

1 : a medieval type of short tale in French literature that is usually in octosyllabic verse and deals with subjects of Celtic origin often connected with Arthur or the Round Table
2 : a medieval type of lyric poem revived in the 17th century and composed in unsymmetrical couplets each sung to its own melody

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“Lais.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lais. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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