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- n. Plural form of virelay.
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This great soldier was a man of many accomplishments, an ardent musician as well as a poet; and his leisure was passed chiefly in composing ballads, rondeaux, and virelays.
His numerous poems, ballads, rondels, lays, and virelays are full of valuable information concerning the political and moral history of his time.
Sat I not with him in the garden of St. Vaast, his head in my lap, while he sang me virelays of the south?
He took much delight in minstrelsy, and at his midnight supper songs and virelays were chanted to him.
I received your letter and packet of lays and virelays, and heartily wish they may fall in bad ground, and produce a hundred thousand fold, as I doubt is necessary.
a knight of Picardy, well versed in the liberal arts, was the author of a number of lays, virelays,  and ballads.