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- n. A poetic form mostly used for love poetry in Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, and Persian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of Oriental lyric, and usually erotic, poetry, written in recurring rhymes.
Persian غزل, from Arabic غزل (gházal, "to display love to the loved one via speech, to exchange talk of love with the loved one"). (Wiktionary)