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quawwali, noun

Forms:
qawali, quawaliShow more Also qawali, quawali, quwali, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Urdu
An Urdu devotional song (see quotation 1992); quawwal sense 2. Also attributive.
1971 Post 8 Aug. 27 (advt)Quawali LP, India print, R4,50...Shandar Quawali Maqabla, Various Artists...Local Print R3,75.
1992 R. Mesthrie Lexicon of S. Afr. Indian Eng. 39Qawali,..Spirited Urdu devotional song with musical accompaniment, performed by a small group of musicians.
An Urdu devotional song (see quotation 1992); quawwal2. Also attributive.

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