madrigal

Part of speech: noun

A shepherd's song.

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Usage examples "madrigal":

  1. " I remember it well," said Andrew; " it was a madrigal in your praise, and no bad one either." - "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  2. But the Italian madrigal had not been well developed at the time of the production of Poliziano's " Orfeo," while the frottola was the most popular song of the people. - "Some Forerunners of Italian Opera", William James Henderson.
  3. At the time of the full development of the madrigal the serious and humorous elements which dwelt together in the frottola separated completely. - "Some Forerunners of Italian Opera", William James Henderson.