- A poetic form mostly used for love poetry in Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, and especially Persian.
Etymology: Via Persian, from (Arab.) (ARchar, Ù) (ghízal, "love poetry"), from (ARchar, Ù) (ghízala "to spin," "to display amorous behavior") (but popularly associated with (ARchar, Ù) ghazÄl "gazelle").
2001: Indeed, this is a realm where colors harmoniously recite magnificent ghazals to each other, where time stops, where the Devil never appears. " Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red, tr. ErdaÄ� M. Gí¶knar
2005: A poet could explain him to himself but he was a soldier and had no place to go for ghazals or odes. " Salman Rushdie, Shalimar the Clown (Vintage 2006, p. 100)
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