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Definition of the noun Ghazal

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noun - plural: ghazals

  1. A poetic form mostly used for love poetry in Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, and Persian.


  1. "Ghazal" is a 1975 Iranian film directed by Masoud Kimiai. It stars Mohammad Ali Fardin, Faramarz Gharibian and Pouri Banayi. It is based on the short story, "The Interloper", written by Jorge Luis Borges. Because of the cliche image that Iranian people had of Fardin in mind, a happy go lucky person who always appears in happy ending movies, this new artistic face was not successful in box office.
  2. "Ghazal" is a 1993 Malayalam film directed by Kamal. Vineeth and Mohini play the lead roles in the film and Thilakan appears in a supporting role. The film was blasted by the critics and was a box office disaster. But director Kamal considers the film close to his heart, a film that took him to childhood memories. The film was produced by the famous serial script writer Late Bhasi Mankuzhi.
  3. "Ghazal" is a 2001 film written by Fereydoun Farhudi, Ali Reza Kazemipoor and Mohammad Reza Zehtabi. It is also directed by Mohammad Reza Zehtabi.


  1. Ghazal is a fictional character in the 1995 film Asheghane.
  2. Ghazal is a fictional character from the 1997 film Woman and Five Men.
  3. Ghazal is a fictional character from the 2013 film From Tehran To Heaven.
  4. Ghazal is a fictional character from the 2001 film Ghazal.
  5. Ghazal is a fictional character from the 1975 film Ghazal.


Ghazal is a Malayalam language film. It was released in 1990.

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Google preview"So There it Is" (2011)

An Exploration of Cultural Hybridity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry by Brigitte Wallinger-Schorn

The Arabic ghazal is a poetic form of Persian, Turkish, and Indo-Pakistani cultures.49 The word 'ghazal' is Arabic, designating a song through which a man addressed a beloved woman. The traditional ghazal isthus a love poem, often dealing ...

Google previewHafiz, Master of Persian Poetry (2004)

A Critical Bibliography by Parvin Loloi

Julie Meisami writes, for example, that A type of structure frequently observed in the ghazal is that of ring composition, either...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

A ghazal is a love poem about eternal desire never fulfilled, in which unrequited and unattainable love drives the loyal lover to misery . Often, the lover will be likened to a moth near a candle, while the beloved is ...

Google previewLet's Know Music and Musical Instruments of India (2008)

by Madhumita Dutta

Ghazal. The ghazal is a popular form of singing in India and Pakistan. Strictly speaking, it is not a musical form, but a poetic...

Google previewIbbetson Street #29 (2011)

A ghazal is a form of poetry that consists of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line having the same meter. This form traditionally evokes a melancholy feeling. Kumin's poem, about being given a massage, highlights the idea of the ...

Google previewPoetry Kaleidoscope (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

The ghazal is a common song form in India and Pakistan today. Strictly speaking, it is not a musical form, but a poetic recitation. Today, however, it is commonly conceived of as an Urdu song, with prime importance given to the lyrics.

Google previewAn Audience of One (2004)

Islamic Ghazals in English by Majid Mohiuddin

Ghazal is an Arabic word which literally means 'talking to women.'" It therefore emphasizes the healthy but frustrating tension of trying 'to talk' to women who are kept private and removed from the public domain of men. as understood by the ...

Google previewChoreographies of Shared Sacred Sites (2014)

Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution by Elazar Barkan, Karen Barkey

A ghazal is a poetic form composed of successive rhyming couplets, usually dealing with themes of love. Dhikr means ...

Google previewThe Music Sound (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

Ghazal is an originally Persian form of poetry. In the Indian sub-continent, Ghazal became the most common form of poetry in the Urdu language and was popularized by classical poets like Mir Taqi Mir, Ghalib and Sauda amongst the ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia (2008)

by Ellen Koskoff

The ghazal is a romantic love song in Urdu or Farsi, at the interface between popular and classical music. The singer (ghazalgoh) renders the first line of text to the accompaniment of the tabla, sdrangi, and harmonium. Brisk, rhythmic tabla ...

Google previewMastering vRealize Automation 6.2 (2015)

by J. Powell

Omar Abdulrahman Ghazal is a dedicated and solutions-focused IT professional who offers more than 10 years of experience spanning the operation, delivery and installation, consulting, design, presales, project management, sales, and ...

Google previewThe Schubert Song Companion (1997)

by John Reed

(A ghazal is an oriental verse form.) Schubert's first draft appears to have been in G sharp minor, the only example of this key in the songs. There is an autograph copy of the song in that key, dated July 1822, in the convent at Kremsmiinster, ...

Google previewDictionary of Iran: A Shorter Encyclopedia (2015)

by D. L. Bradley

GHAZAL. A., spinning. 1. Amorous talk to women. 2. An erotic poem (pl., ghazali' at). The ghazal form has something of the character of the English Sonnet, developed from the prelude of the ghasidah, q.v., a poem or ode of panegyric or ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice

The male court musicians in Kabul cultivated vocal art music genres such as dhrupad and khyal, and instrumental renditions of Hindustani modes, but they also developed two genres that constituted a distinctly Afghan art music: the ghazal ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

The male court musicians in Kabul cultivated vocal art music genres such as dhrupad and khyal, and instrumental renditions of Hindustani modes, but they also developed two genres that constituted a distinctly Afghan art music: the ghazal ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2006)

by Om Gupta

Ghazal : In poetry ( and as ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

The ghazal developed certain conventions: it was typically a love poem or mystical meditation of up to thirty couplets, with the rhyme scheme aa, ba, ca, da, etc., each couplet expressing a complete and isolated thought. The first couplet is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Food (2010)

by Gil Marks

Ghazal. Kaabelghazal isa crescentshapedcookiewith an almondpaste filling. Origin: Maghreb Other names: Algeria: cherek, tcharakmsekker,tcherek, tcherek msekker; France: cornes degazelles;Libya:kaak halkoom; Morocco: kabuzel.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

The ghazal is an important lyric form in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu poetry, often providing the basis for popular love songs. Its usual subjectmatter is amatory, although it has been adapted for religious, political, and other uses. Goethe ...

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