Word of the Day – Madrigal

By July 16, 2019 Word of the Day

Madrigal (noun)

mad-rig-ul

A part-song for several voices, especially one of the Renaissance period, typically unaccompanied and arranged in elaborate counterpoint.

From Italian madrigale (from medieval Latin carmen matricale ‘simple song’), from matricalis ‘maternal or primitive’, from matrix ‘womb’.

Example sentences

“The first half of the performance includes madrigals, anthems and instrumental music from the 18th Century”

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