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Virginal Meaning & Definition
Virginal Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Virginal?

[n] a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries
[adj] in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
[adj] untouched or undefiled; "nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage"- L.P.Smith
[adj] characteristic of a virgin or virginity; "virginal white dresses"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Virginal: chaste | pair of virginals | pure | vestal | virgin | virtuous

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See Also | cembalo | harpsichord

Virginal In Webster's Dictionary

\Vir"gin*al\, a. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.] Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. ``Chastity and honor virginal.'' --Spenser. {Virginal generation} (Biol.), parthenogenesis. {Virginal membrane} (Anat.), the hymen.
\Vir"gin*al\, n. [Cf. F. 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 instrument was used in the sixteenth century, but is now wholly obsolete. It was sometimes called a pair of virginals.
\Vir"gin*al\, v. i. To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat. [Obs.] ``Still virginaling upon his palm!'' --Shak.

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