Virginal

The virginal was a musical instrument used in the 16th century and somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a rectangular form, like a small piano. It had strings and keys, but only one wire to a note.
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virginal

[adj] - characteristic of a virgin or virginity 2. [adj] - untouched or undefiled 3. [n] - a legless rectangular harpsichord
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Virginal

Vir'gin·al adjective [ Latin virginalis : confer French virginal .] Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. 'Chastity and honor virginal .' Spenser. Virginal generation (Biol.) , parthenogenesis. -- Virginal membrane ...
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Virginal

Vir'gin·al noun [ Confer French virginale ; -- probably so called from being used by young girls, or virgins .] (Mus.) An instrument somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a rectangular form, like the small piano. It had strings and keys, but only one wire to a note. The instrum...
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Virginal

Vir'gin·al intransitive verb To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat. [ Obsolete] 'Still virginaling upon his palm!' Shak.
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virginal

Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. 'Chastity and honor virginal. ... <biology> ' Virginal generation, the hymen. ... Origin: L. Virginalis: cf. F. Virginal. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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virginal

adjective untouched or undefiled; `nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage`- L.P.Smith
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virginal

adjective characteristic of a virgin or virginity; `virginal white dresses`
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virginal

pair of virginals noun a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries
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Virginal

• (n.) An instrument somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a rectangular form, like the small piano. It had strings and keys, but only one wire to a note. The instrument was used in the sixteenth century, but is now wholly obsolete. It was sometimes called a pair of virginals. • (a.) Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; m...
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virginal

musical instrument of the harpsichord family, of which it may be the oldest member. The virginal may take its name from Latin virga (`rod`), ... [3 related articles]
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virginal

virginal 1. Relating to, characteristic of, or befitting a virgin, chaste.2. Remaining in a state of virginity.3. Untouched or unsullied; fresh.
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virginal

virginal, musical instrument: see spinet.
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virginal

Type: Term Pronunciation: vĭr′ji-năl Definitions: 1. Relating to a virgin. Synonyms: virgin2
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virginal

Plucked stringed keyboard instrument of the 16th and 17th centuries, often called `virginals` or `a pair of virginals` in England, where the term was applied to any quilled keyboard instrument well into the 17th century. The virginal is rectangular or polygonal in shape and is distinguished from the harpsichord and spinet by its...
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virginal

small keyed instrument like a harpsichord
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Virginal

[disambiguation] Virginal may be: ...
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