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Meaning of "qawwali" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QAWWALI

qawwali  [kəˈvɑːlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QAWWALI

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pronoun
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conjunction
determiner
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Qawwali is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QAWWALI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

qawwali

Qawwali

Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music popular in South Asia, particularly in the Punjab and Sindh regions of Pakistan, also in Hyderabad, Delhi and other parts of India as well as Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and many parts of Bangladesh. It is a musical tradition that stretches back for more than 700 years. Originally performed mainly at Sufi shrines or dargahs throughout South Asia, it has also gained mainstream popularity. Qawwali music received international exposure through the work of the late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, largely due to several releases on the Real World label, followed by live appearances at WOMAD festivals. Other famous Qawwali singers include Pakistan's Sabri Brothers, Bahauddin Qutbuddin and Aziz Mian.

Definition of qawwali in the English dictionary

The definition of qawwali in the dictionary is an Islamic religious song, esp in Asia.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QAWWALI


Bali
ˈbɑːlɪ
barley
ˈbɑːlɪ
Charley
ˈtʃɑːlɪ
charlie
ˈtʃɑːlɪ
Dali
ˈdɑːlɪ
Denali
dɪˈnɑːlɪ
Divali
dɪˈvɑːlɪ
Diwali
dɪˈwɑːlɪ
finale
fɪˈnɑːlɪ
Harley
ˈhɑːlɪ
Mali
ˈmɑːlɪ
Marley
ˈmɑːlɪ
marly
ˈmɑːlɪ
Mexicali
ˌmɛksɪˈkɑːlɪ
Pali
ˈpɑːlɪ
quale
ˈkwɑːlɪ
Somali
səʊˈmɑːlɪ
tamale
təˈmɑːlɪ
Tskhinvali
ˈtskɪnˌvɑːlɪ
wali
ˈwɑːlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QAWWALI

qadi
qaid
qaimaqam
Qairwan
qalamdan
qanat
QANTAS
Qaraghandy
QARANC
qasida
qat
Qatar
Qatari
Qattara Depression
qawwal

WORDS THAT END LIKE QAWWALI

alkali
argali
astragali
Bengali
Cali
equali
hallali
kali
Kathakali
Kigali
Malayali
Nepali
Rub` al Khali
Svengali
tali
thali
Ucayali
ugali
urali
vali

Synonyms and antonyms of qawwali in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «qawwali» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QAWWALI

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The translations of qawwali from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «qawwali» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卡瓦利
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

qawwali
570 millions of speakers

English

qawwali
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कव्वाली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القوالين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

каввали
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

qawwali
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাওয়ালী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

qawwali
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Qawwali
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

qawwali
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

qawwali
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

qawwali
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Qawwali
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

qawwali
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவாலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कव्वाली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kavvali
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

qawwali
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

qawwali
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

каввалі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

qawwali
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Qawwali
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

qawwali
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Qawwali
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

qawwali
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of qawwali

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QAWWALI»

The term «qawwali» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.685 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QAWWALI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about qawwali

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QAWWALI»

Discover the use of qawwali in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to qawwali and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sufi Music of India and Pakistan: Sound, Context, and ...
Qureshi's study carefully describes and documents the performance and rules of Qawwali music in the traditional Sufi assembly.
Regula Qureshi, 1986
2
Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema
Film versus traditional qawwali - part 1 Whilst film qawwalT is to be seen in the context of popular qawwali as well as traditional qawwali, popular qawwali has been stylistically influenced by film song more than it has influenced film song, ...
Anna Morcom, 2007
3
World Music: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia ...
Pakistan/North India Qawwali/Folk songs of praise The death of Nusrat Fateh All Khan in August 1997 not only saw the passing of Pakistan's most revered qawwali singer - Shahen-Sha, 'the brightest of stars', as he was known - but also one of ...
Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, 2000
4
The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual: Devotional Practices of ...
This book presents the first in-depth study of the female voice in Sufi practice in the subcontinent of Pakistan and India.
Shemeem Burney Abbas, 2010
5
Reliving Karbala : Martyrdom in South Asian Memory: ...
Even twenty years ago, local poets could circulate their poetry through qawwali gatherings. Testifying to the power of mass recordings, many qawwals with whom I spoke complained that the qawwalis requested by members of the younger ...
Syed Akbar Hyder Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Islamic Studies University of Texas at Austin N.U.S., 2006
6
The Music and Dance of the World's Religions: A ...
Qawwali. Islamabad: Lok Virsa Research Centre, 1988. An excellent introduction to the subject of Qawwali in Pakistan. 737. Pacholczyk, Jozef. "The Status of Sufyana Kalam in Kashmir." In Maqam: Music of the Islamic World and its Influences, ...
Ezra Gardner Rust, 1996
7
Qawwali
Qawwali is a devotional music of the Sufis.
Adam Nayyar, 1988
8
Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: ...
the context for how and why the qawwali genre became implemented in a wide variety of filmi soundtracks, and why it is flourishing, albeit in often subgenred forms, in the digital music world throughout the diaspora. Muslimcentred narratives ...
Kamal Salhi, 2013
9
Let's Know Music and Musical Instruments of India
The musical form of the ghazal is variable. The older more traditional ghazals were similar to other Hindustani light classical forms such as the dadra or thumri. One often finds forms that are similar to qawwali. They are typically in a variety of  ...
Madhumita Dutta, 2008
10
Pakistan and the Karakoram Highway
At the time of his death in 1997 at the age of 49 he was lauded in the West as a titan of world music, while at home he was Shahen Shah-e Qawwali – the king of kings of qawwali singing. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born in Faisalabad in 1948  ...
Lindsay Brown, Paul Clammer, Rodney Cocks, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QAWWALI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term qawwali is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pakistani qawwal plans India visit over 'Bajrangi Bhaijan' row
Pakistani qawwal Amjad Sabri has decided to approach an Indian court over the inclusion of his father's qawwali in Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijan without his ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
2
Amjad Sabri to move Indian court over 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' Qawwali
KARACHI: Pakistan's famous Qawwal Amjad Sabri on Tuesday said he is set to approach an Indian court for the inclusion of his father's Qawwali in Bollywood ... «Geo News, Pakistan, Jul 15»
3
FARIDUDDIN Ayaz, Abu Muhammad and group perform at Napa on …
KARACHI: The scent of rose petals was wafting out of the Napa auditorium past midnight where the stage was set for a night of qawwali performance by ... «DAWN.com, Jul 15»
4
Salman Khan plays down row over use of “Bhar Do Jholi” song in …
Superstar Salman Khan has addressed the controversy over the use of a qawwali song “Bhar Do Jholi” in his upcoming film “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, saying he will ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
5
Pakistani qawwali singer may sue producers of Bajrangi Bhaijaan
"Revamping the qawwali without my permission or consent is simply unethical and inappropriate," Amjad Sabri told Urdu newspaper, Daily Express. "It is the ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
6
Qawwali academies are the way forward
KARACHI: Be it the holy month of Ramazan or not, Amjad Sabri is one qawwal who remains active throughout the year. If it's not his appearance in a morning ... «The Express Tribune, Jun 15»
7
Bhar Do Jholi Meri: Salman's Poignant Qawwali in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Bhar Do Jholi Meri, the latest song from actor Salman Khan's upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, shows the actor praying fervently at a dargah for the well-being of ... «NDTV, Jun 15»
8
Video by author
What would seem a most unlikely place to hear the Zikr of Allah, was the venue for an enchanting night of Qawwali. Tucked away near Manhattan's Gramercy ... «DAWN.com, May 15»
9
A Texan Qawwali for Mahatma Gandhi
Qawwali is characterized by an intense Sufi undertone of attempting a communion with the Divine. This underpinning is what keeps Mehta inspired. “The music ... «India Currents, May 15»
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Farid Ayaz's qawwali enthralls audience at Pakistan UN Mission
A qawwali group led by famed Farid Ayaz Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad enthralled a large number of music fans at the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations ... «The Nation, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Qawwali [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/qawwali>. Jun 2021 ».
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