virginal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin virginālis. The musical instrument is probably so called from being played by young girls.

Adjective[edit]

virginal (comparative more virginal, superlative most virginal)

  1. Being or resembling a virgin.

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Noun[edit]

Virginal (instrument)

virginal (plural virginals)

  1. (music) A musical instrument in the harpsichord family.
    • 1932, Maurice Baring, chapter 16, Friday's Business[1]:
      His uncle, a Cardinal, engages a Spanish youth of Moorish descent called Diego, an expert singer and player on the virginal, to unlock the secrets of the heart, and to cleanse his bosom of the perilous stuff, and cure him by the spell of his music.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The singular form may be either virginal or virginals.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virginal m (feminine virginale, masculine plural virginaux, feminine plural virginales)

  1. virginal

Noun[edit]

virginal m (plural virginaux)

  1. virginal

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virginal m, f (plural virginais; comparable)

  1. virginal (relating to virgins)
  2. virgin: immaculate; chaste; untouched

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virginal m, f (plural virginales)

  1. virginal