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rai

 (rī)
n.
A form of popular Algerian music combining traditional Arabic vocal styles with various elements of popular Western music and featuring outspoken, often controversial lyrics.

[Algerian French raï, perhaps from dialectal Arabic (ha er-)ray, (here is the) view (frequently heard in the songs), from Arabic ra'y, view, from ra'ā, to observe; see rʔy in Semitic roots.]

rai

(raɪ)
n
(Pop Music) a type of Algerian popular music based on traditional Algerian music influenced by modern Western pop
[C20: Arabic, literally: opinion]

rai

(raɪ)
n.
a style of Algerian popular music played on electric guitar, synthesizer, and percussion instruments.
[1985–90; of uncertain orig.]
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