Definitions for virginalˈvɜr dʒə nl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir•gin•alˈvɜr dʒə nl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a virgin.

    Category: Sexuality

  2. continuing in a state of virginity.

    Category: Sexuality

  3. pure; unsullied.

  4. Zool. not fertilized.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of virginal:

1400–50; late ME < L

vir′gin•al•ly(adv.)

vir•gin•alˈvɜr dʒə nl(n.)

  1. Often, virginals. a rectangular harpsichord with the strings stretched parallel to the keyboard, the earlier types placed on a table: popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of virginal:

1520–30; appar. identical with virginal1

vir′gin•al•ist(n.)

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


Translations for virginal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

virginal(adjective)

of a virgin

Her face had a virginal look.

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