rai

[ rahy ]
/ raɪ /

noun

a style of Algerian popular music played on electric guitar, synthesizer, and percussion instruments.

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Origin of rai

First recorded in 1985–90; from Algerian French raï, of uncertain origin; perhaps from Algerian Arabic (ha er-)ray “(here is the) view, (that's the) thinking,” a phrase often used in the songs

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British Dictionary definitions for rai

rai
/ (raɪ) /

noun

a type of Algerian popular music based on traditional Algerian music influenced by modern Western pop

Word Origin for rai

C20: Arabic, literally: opinion
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