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- n. Plural form of virelai.
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I think my brain would e'splode if I tried to sing virelais...
A big boy who is tackling Haeckel or composing _virelais_ in playtime is doing himself no good, and is worse than useless to the society of which he is a member.
Rondeaux, ballades, virelais, chants royaux, chansons are to be cast aside as _épiceries_; and their place is to be taken by odes like those of Pindar or of Horace, by the elegy, satire, epigram, epic, or by newer forms justified by the practice of Italian masters.
The earliest Poetic in French -- _L'art de dictier et de fere chançons, balades, virelais, et rondeaulx_ (1392) -- is the work of
I can make Chansons, ballades, lais, virelais, and roundels, and I am very fond of wine.
1 Various other kinds of lyric poetry begin to appear at the end of the twelfth century, motots, serventois, pastourelles, rotrouenges, rondeaux, lais, ballettes, and virelais.
Textes, 1878 ff. (which MS. contains, _e. g._, 1175 ballads, 171 roundels, and 80 virelais), and A. Sarradin, "Etude sur Eustache des