virginal, pair of virginals(adj)
a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries
characteristic of a virgin or virginity
"virginal white dresses"
untouched or undefiled
"nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage"- L.P.Smith
pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous(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"
A musical instrument in the harpsichord family.
Being or resembling a virgin.
Origin: From virginalis
of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly
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
to play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat
Origin: [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vėr′jin-al, n. an old keyed musical instrument, oblong in shape, one of the three forms of the harpsichord.—v.i. (Shak.) to finger, as on a virginal.
The numerical value of virginal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of virginal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- jungfräulich, Virginal, SpinettGerman
- دست نخوردهPersian
- virginaali, neitseellinenFinnish
- virginaal, maagdelijkDutch
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