Rais

[res; French res]

rai

[rahy]
noun
  1. 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.

    A Book About Lawyers

    John Cordy Jeaffreson

  • Among the first who fled to that shelter was the valiant Rais Ali.

    The Pirate City

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • “Do as I doos,” said Rais to Flaggan, as he stretched himself on his back on the ottoman.

    The Pirate City

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • It must not be supposed that Rais Ali was a willing defender of his home.

    The Pirate City

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Eve's curiosity was rais'd by the Devil;—'tis an Angel tempts mine.


British Dictionary definitions for rais

Rais

Retz

noun
  1. 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

rai

noun
  1. 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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