Definitions for virginalˈvɜr dʒə nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virginal, pair of virginals(adj)

    a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries

  2. virginal(adj)

    characteristic of a virgin or virginity

    "virginal white dresses"

  3. virginal(adj)

    untouched or undefiled

    "nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage"- L.P.Smith

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. virginal(Noun)

    A musical instrument in the harpsichord family.

  2. virginal(Adjective)

    Being or resembling a virgin.

  3. Origin: From virginalis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virginal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly

  2. Virginal(noun)

    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

  3. Virginal(verb)

    to play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat

  4. Origin: [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Arnold Bennett:

    The traveler, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he asks himself the object of all these exertions, and puts the question whether or not he is really experiencing pleasure. At such times he suspects that he is not seeing the right things, that the characteristic, the right aspects of these strange scenes are escaping him. He looks forward dully to the days of his holiday yet to pass, and wonders how he will dispose of them. He is disgusted because his money is not more, his command of the language so slight, and his capacity for enjoyment so limited.


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