Via Persian, from Arab. ARchar|ØºØ²Ù (ghÃ¡zal, âlove poetryâ), from ARchar|ØºØ²Ù (ghÃ¡zala âto spin,â âto display amorous behaviorâ) (but popularly associated with ARchar|ØºØ²Ø§Ù ghazÄl âgazelleâ).
IPA|/'gÃ¦zÃ¦l/, foreign /Êazal/
- A poetic form mostly used for love poetry in Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, and especially Persian.
#*2001: Indeed, this is a realm where colors harmoniously recite magnificent ghazals to each other, where time stops, where the Devil never appears. â Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red, tr. ErdaÄ M. GÃ¶knar
#*2005: A poet could explain him to himself but he was a soldier and had no place to go for ghazals or odes. â Salman Rushdie, Shalimar the Clown (Vintage 2006, p. 100)