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 (gə-zäl′, -zŭl′)
1. A poetic form of Persian origin, consisting of five or more syntactically complete couplets linked by rhyme and the repetition of a closing word or phrase.
2. A poem in this form.

[Persian and Urdu ġazal (Urdu, from Persian), from Arabic, amatory poetry, from ġazila, to court, praise with amatory poetry; see ġzl in Semitic roots.]
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(Poetry) an Arabic love poem with a recurring rhyme and a limited number of stanzas
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