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Definitions of "madrigal"
- A song for two or three unaccompanied voices, developed in Italy in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. noun
- A short poem, often about love, suitable for being set to music. noun
- A polyphonic song using a vernacular text and written for four to six voices, developed in Italy in the 16th century and popular in England in the 16th and early 17th centuries. noun
- A part song. noun
- a song for a small number of unaccompanied voices; from 13th century Italy noun
- a polyphonic song for about six voices, from 16th century Italy noun
- a short poem, often pastoral, and suitable to be set to music noun
- A little amorous poem, sometimes called a pastoral poem, containing some tender and delicate, though simple, thought. noun
- An unaccompanied polyphonic song, in four, five, or more parts, set to secular words, but full of counterpoint and imitation, and adhering to the old church modes. Unlike the freer glee, it is best sung with several voices on a part. See Glee. noun
- A medieval poem or song, amorous, pastoral, or descriptive. The distinguishing characteristics of the madrigal are now hard to determine. noun
- In music noun
- A musical setting of such a poem. noun
- A glee or partsong in general, irrespective of contrapuntal qualities. noun
- an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form noun
- sing madrigals verb