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Virelai

Definition of the noun Virelai

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noun - plural: virelais

  1. [historical] A medieval poetic form consisting of two or more three line units in each stanza, in the form aabaab... and continuing on in that pattern.

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Virelai is a musical group.

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"Virelai" is a composition that was nominated for the Best Classical Composition in the 1992 Juno Awards.

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Virelai: A virelai is a form of medieval French verse used often in poetry and music. It is one of the three formes fixes and was one of the most common verse forms set to music in Europe from the late thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries.

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Google previewPoetry Kaleidoscope (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

A virelai is a form of medieval French verse used often in poetry and music. It is one of the three formes fixes (the others were the ballade and the rondeau), and was one of the most common verse forms set to music in Europe from the late 13th ...

Google previewThe Music Sound (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

Back | Home | Up A virelai is a form of medieval French verse used often in poetry and music. It is one of the three formes fixes (the others were the ballade and the rondeau), and was one of the most common verse forms set to music in Europe ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600 (2008)

by Michelle M. Sauer

Oxford: Blackwell Press, 1993 Fred Porcheddu VIRELAI ( VIRELAY) The virelai is a fixed verse form established VERNACULAR 449.

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Virelai : One of the French formes fixe, ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

Fourth Edition by Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer

The virelai usually continues with two more stanzas presented in this same way. A Virelai with only one stanza would be a hergerette. In Italy, the 13th-c. *lauda and, in Spain, the *cantiga, fol— low the same form. The syllables vireli and virelai ...

Google previewDictionary of Music (1983)

by Theodore Karp

Virelai (F): a French musico- poetic refrain form of the 13th to 16th centuries. The structure consists of a refrain —often divisible into two segments — a couplet comprised of equal halves, a tierce (patterned after the poetic structure of the refrain ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

virelai (ve ̄r la ̄′) French. An important form of fourteenth-century French poetry that was often set to music. It consisted of ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Singer (2014)

by Matthew Hoch

The virelai has the pattern of AbbaA; the A section acts as a refrain, and the bba stanzas feature alternate music in the b sections and the same music (but different words) in the a sections. virtuosic. Adjective that means “like a virtuoso.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

(virelai) A form of *lyric poem or song found in medieval France, but hardly ever in English. It has various forms, usually employing short lines and only two rhymes. In some a *refrain is used, while in others a pattern of interlinked ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Choral Music (2010)

by Melvin P. Unger

VIRELAI. One of the French formes fixes, with the pattern AbbaAbba-Abba-A ( where letters designate musical units, and the use of uppercase letters indicates repetition of text as well as music). VITRY, PHILIPPE DE (31 OCTOBER 1291–9 ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

virelai. A Medieval French form of poetry and music. virginal. An early Baroque harpsichord with a single choir of transverse strings. virtual instrument. A computerhosted softwaregenerated sound that imitates ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

virelai—virer, to turn, lai, a song.] ...

Google previewA Middle-English Dictionary (1891)

Containing Words Used by English Writers from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century by Francis Henry Stratmann, Henry Bradley

virelai, sb., sort of rondeau ; virelaies (pi.) ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

The form of the medieval carol was related to continental forms such as the rondeau, virelai, and ballade, and to the Italian laude spirituale. The English carol is linked to the French carole, a dance song that was popular and courtly. From the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found : in Two Volumes ; to which is Prefixed Johnson's Grammar of the English Language and Annexed a Glossary of Scottish Words and Phrases, which Occur in the Romances and Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Samuel Johnson

[fire/ay , virelai , Fr.] A sort of little ancient French poem, that consisted only of two rhymes and short verses, with stops. Dryden. VI'RENT. a. [virens, Lat.] Green; not faded. Brown. *VIT\GATE. s. [virga, Lat.] A yardland. IVarton. VIRGE. s. [virga ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

virelai French vineyard cru French waiter garçon French waterfall Gavarnie French wind mistral French wine Alsace, Beaujolais, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Burgundy, Chablis, Champagne, Côtes-du-Rhône, Entre-deux-Mers, Mâcon, ...

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Scrabble value of V4I1R1E1L1A1I1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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