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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A complex song of the 16th and 17th centuries. Also: A short poem of the Middle Ages.

Usage examples (37)
  • The old story was kept alive through an entertaining madrigal.
  • A madrigal was a secular composition, generally devoted to love, but in polyphonic style, and in one of the ecclesiastical modes.
  • She has also featured in a "madrigal" show at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival with local children performing a collection of poetry and plays.
  • The madrigal was a musical Mediterranean. for more
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