What does the word madrigal mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A shepherd's song.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by William James Henderson
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