A mostly North European form of medieval song, with stanzas that do not repeat.(noun)
Wiktionary.org : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Use "lai" in a sentence
"To express an interrogative, we say, — 他来不来 _t'a lai pu lai_ = "he come no come?""
"The process is called lai, or pulling: A damp towel is placed over a hot metal surface, a thin layer of rice-flour batter is spread on top, and when the translucent sheet turns opaque -- a signal it is done, which happens within seconds -- the burning-hot cloth must be ripped away from the rice-flour sheet in a quick pulling motion."
"That's very accurate: Tahitians are obsessed with flowers, and always give you a "lai", or flower-garland, as soon as you get off the boat."