What does virginal mean?

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ˈvɜr dʒə nlvir·ginal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virginal, pair of virginalsadjective

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

  2. virginaladjective

    characteristic of a virgin or virginity

    "virginal white dresses"

  3. virginaladjective

    untouched or undefiled

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

  4. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuousadjective

    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. virginalnoun

    A musical instrument in the harpsichord family.

    Etymology: From virginalis

  2. virginaladjective

    Being or resembling a virgin.

    Etymology: From virginalis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virginaladjective

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

    Etymology: [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.]

  2. Virginalnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.]

  3. Virginalverb

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

    Etymology: [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Virginal

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of virginal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of virginal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of virginal in a Sentence

  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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