Definition of Qawwali

1. Noun. (context: music uncountable) A style of Muslim devotional music, especially among the Sufis, accompanied by drums and harmonium. ¹



2. Noun. (context: music countable) A song in this style. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Qawwali

1. devotional Sufi music [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Qawwali

qalandars
qanat
qanats
qandilite
qanon
qanons
qantar
qantars
qanun
qanuns
qasida
qasidas
qat
qats
qawwal
qawwali (current term)
qawwalis
qawwals
qazf
qazi
qazis
qd
qds
qeema
qepik
qepiks
qepiq
qepiqs
qewl
qh

Literary usage of Qawwali

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Rattapallax by George Dickerson, Michael Graves, Robert Harding, Judith Werner (1999)
"That is, there exists something outside of time in their time signatures, much like the meditative plaints of Sufi, Gnawa, qawwali and Voudou ceremonies. ..."

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