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Definition of "lai" []

  • A mostly North European form of medieval song, with stanzas that do not repeat. (noun) : 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."