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virelayn. [F. virelai; virer to turn + lai a song, a lay.].
     An ancient French song, or short poem, wholly in two rhymes, and composed in short lines, with a refrain.  [1913 Webster]
    " “The virelay admitted only two rhymes, and, after employing one for some time, the poet was virer, or to turn, to the other.”"  Nares.  [1913 Webster]
    "Of such matter made he many lays,
    Songs, complains, roundels, virelayes.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "To which a lady sung a virelay."  [1913 Webster]


virelay, n. a short (esp. old French) lyric poem with two rhymes to a stanza variously arranged.

ME f. OF virelai

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