virginals

virginals
vir|gin|als [ `vɜrdʒınlz ] noun plural
a musical instrument similar to a small piano that was used in the 16th and 17th centuries

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • virginals — (n.) small harpsichord, 1520s, evidently from VIRGIN (Cf. virgin), but the connection is unclear, unless it means an instrument played by girls …   Etymology dictionary

  • Virginals — Virginal redirects here. For other uses, see Virginal (disambiguation). Virginals Flemish virginals (Paris, Musée de la Musique). Note the inset keyboard placed left of centre. Classification Keyboard instrument Playing rang …   Wikipedia

  • virginals — ● virginal, virginals nom masculin ou virginale nom féminin (anglais virginal) Épinette rectangulaire très répandue en Angleterre au XVIIe s., où elle suscita un vaste répertoire. ● virginal, virginals (difficultés) nom masculin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • virginals — noun a ; a musical instrument in the harpsichord family …   Wiktionary

  • virginals — vir|gin|als [ˈvə:dʒınəlz US ˈvə:r ] n [plural] a small square musical instrument like a piano with no legs, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • virginals — n. antique musical instrument that is similar to the harpsichord and is often legless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • virginals — noun (plural) a small square musical instrument like a piano with no legs, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • virginals — UK [ˈvɜː(r)dʒɪn(ə)lz] / US [ˈvɜrdʒɪn(ə)lz] noun [plural] a musical instrument similar to a small piano that was used in the 16th and 17th centuries …   English dictionary

  • virginals —   n. kind of spinet of 16th and 17th centuries …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • VIRGINALS — …   Useful english dictionary

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