Origin of virelay
Examples from the Web for virelai
Charles Cotton, one of whose rondeaus has been quoted, also wrote a virelai.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
As to the Virelai, this species of lyric was nery fashionable in Chaucers time.Chaucer for Children|Mrs. H. R. Haweis
What shall I weave for thee—what shall I spin— Rondel, or rondeau, or virelai?The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
The Virelai (ancien) is a lai that preserves a sequence of rhymes throughout.
The Lai and the Virelai are so nearly related that they must be considered together.