The new book majors on mortality, and not just with Mrs. madrigal.
In reading his poems one is apt to exclaim with our author, "What woeful stuff this madrigal would be," &c.—Warton.
The three poets, with three lutes, were singing a madrigal in her honour.
The Elizabethan love of madrigal playing gradually gave way to a taste for instrumental music, including organs and flutes.
Perhaps she would soon be down—should he write the madrigal he had promised her?
An illuminative fact in the history of the madrigal drama is the growth of the comic element.
The madrigal differed from this only in dealing with secular subjects.
John Wilbye is styled by Oliphant the first of madrigal writers.
This was an expression of Ariosto in one of his smaller poems, I believe in a madrigal.
At last the first violins, paired in octave with the cello, sing the full melody in a madrigal of lesser strains.
"short love poem," also "part-song for three or more voices," 1580s, from Italian madrigale, probably from Venetian dialect madregal "simple, ingenuous," from Late Latin matricalis "invented, original," literally "of or from the womb," from matrix (genitive matricis) "womb" (see matrix).