a style of Algerian popular music played on electric guitar, synthesizer, and percussion instruments.
Origin of rai
First recorded in 1985–90; of undetermined orig.
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Historical Examples of rais
Were cursed and stigmatized by power,And rais'd to be expos'd.
Among the first who fled to that shelter was the valiant Rais Ali.
It must not be supposed that Rais Ali was a willing defender of his home.
“Do as I doos,” said Rais to Flaggan, as he stretched himself on his back on the ottoman.
Eve's curiosity was rais'd by the Devil;—'tis an Angel tempts mine.
British Dictionary definitions for rais
Gilles de (ʒil də). 1404–40, French nobleman who fought with Joan of Arc: marshal of France (1429–40). He was executed for the torture and murder of more than 140 children
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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