virelay

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noun vir·e·lay \ˈvir-ə-ˌlā\

Definition of virelay

  1. :  a chiefly French verse form having stanzas of indeterminate length and number, alternating long and short lines, and interlaced rhyme (as abab bcbc cdcd dada)

Origin and Etymology of virelay

Middle English, from Medieval French virelai


First Known Use: 14th century


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