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madrigal at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


madrigal at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"short love poem," also "part-song for three or more voices," 1588, from It. (Venetian) madregal "simple, ingenuous," from L.L. matricalis "invented, original," lit. "of or from the womb," from matrix (gen. matricis) "womb." ///

madrigal at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Italian; Origin: madrigale, from Late Latin matricalis 'of the womb, simple', from Latin matrix; MATRIX]// a song for several singers without musical instruments, popular in the 16th century//

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madrigal at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Form of vocal chamber music, usually polyphonic and unaccompanied, of the 16th-17th cent. It originated and developed in Italy, under the influence of the French chanson and the Italian frottola. Usually written for three to six voices, madrigals came to be sung widely as a social activity by cultivated amateurs, male and female. The texts were almost always about love; most prominent among the poets whose works were set are Petrarch, T. Tasso, and B. Guarini. O. di Lassus, L. Marenzio, C. Gesualdo, and C. Monteverdi were among the greatest of the Italian madrigalists; T. Morley, T. Weelkes, and J. Wilbye created a distinguished body of English madrigals.

madrigal at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "madrigal":
English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet,
Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, alba, anacreontic,
balada, ballad, ballade, bucolic, canso, cantata, chanson,
choral singing, chorus, clerihew, dirge, dithyramb, eclogue, elegy,
epic, epigram, epithalamium, epode, epopee, epopoeia, epos,
georgic, ghazel, glee, haiku, idyll, jingle, limerick, lyric,
madrigaletto, monody, narrative poem, nursery rhyme, ode, oratorio,
palinode, pastoral, pastoral elegy, pastorela, pastourelle, poem,
prothalamium, rhyme, rondeau, rondel, roundel, roundelay, satire,
sestina, sloka, song, sonnet, sonnet sequence, tanka, tenso,
tenzone, threnody, triolet, troubadour poem, unison, verse,
verselet, versicle, villanelle, virelay

madrigal at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Poetry): poem, epic, epic poem, ode, idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, dithyramb, sonnet, rondeau , madrigal, elegy.

madrigal at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a song for several singers, usually without musical instruments, popular in the 16th century

Madrigal at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Madrigal \Mad"ri*gal\, n. [It. madrigale, OIt. madriale,
mandriale (cf. LL. matriale); of uncertain origin, possibly
fr. It mandra flock, L. mandra stall, herd of cattle, Gr. ?
fold, stable; hence, madrigal, originally, a pastoral song.]
1. A little amorous poem, sometimes called a {pastoral poem},
containing some tender and delicate, though simple,

Whose artful strains have oft delayed The huddling
brook to hear his madrigal. --Milton.

2. (Mus.) An unaccompanied polyphonic song, in four, five, or
more parts, set to secular words, but full of counterpoint
and imitation, and adhering to the old church modes.
Unlike the freer glee, it is best sung with several voices
on a part. See {Glee}.

madrigal at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a
strict poetic form
v : sing madrigals; "The group was madrigaling beautifully"

madrigal at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » madrigál


Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » madrigale|lang=it, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » matricalis|mātrīcālis|lang=la.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈmædrɪɡəl/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: musi » c a song for a small number of unaccompanied voices; from 13th century Italy
    1. Inter: musi » c a polyphonic song for about six voices, from 16th century Italy
    2. a short poem, often pastoral, and suitable to be set to music


      Inter: trans-top » either musical sense

  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|madrigál
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|madrígal|m, Inter: t- » is|madrígali|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|madrigale|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|マドリガル|tr=madorigaru

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|мадригал|m|alt=мадрѝга̄л|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|madrigal|m|alt=madrìgāl

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    Inter: fr-noun » m|plural=madrigaux
  • Inter: music » lang=fr madrigal

  • Serbo-Croatian


    From Inter: etyl » it|sh Inter: term » madrigale|lang=it, from Inter: etyl » la|sh Inter: term » matricalis|mātrīcālis|lang=la.


    * Inter: IPA » /madrǐgaːl/|lang=sh
    • Inter: hyphenation » ma|dri|gal


      Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=madrìgāl|r|мадригал|мадрѝга̄л

  • madrigal


    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |madrìgāl|madrigali

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    madrigál at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈmɒdriɡaːl/|lang=hu
  • Inter: audio » Hu-madrigál.ogg|Audio
  • Inter: hyphenation » mad|ri|gál


    Inter: hu-noun » ok

  • madrigal


    Inter: hu-decl-ok » madrigá|lInter: hu-pos-otok » madrigál|j|jai

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