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[pahr-suh-fuh l, -fahl] /ˈpɑr sə fəl, -ˌfɑl/
(italics) a music drama by Richard Wagner: composed 1877–82; première 1882.
Teutonic Legend. Percival (def 1). Unabridged
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  • Either it can be a chain, or it can be a Spear of Deliverance as it was to Parsifal.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • The first course begins with his early opera "Rienzi" and ends with "Parsifal."

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • We had a Cuban pianist there who played the orchestration of the first act of Parsifal with surprising agility.

    Coffee and Repartee John Kendrick Bangs
  • Cecil should have the Parsifal, and anything else that he liked.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • Reaching out and seizing it, Parsifal makes with it the sign of the cross.

  • That is the key-note of Parsifal, the Knight of the Sangrail.

    Parsifal H. R. Haweis
  • Are the ‘Ring,’ ‘Tristan’ and ‘Parsifal’ not to be succeeded by an eternal pause?

  • Two days passed, on the first of which Parsifal was given, and on the second Meistersinger.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • As in a dream, Parsifal obeys her summons, while the flower nymphs flit away to their respective bowers.

British Dictionary definitions for Parsifal


/ˈpɑːsɪfəl; -ˌfɑːl/
(German myth) the hero of a medieval cycle of legends about the Holy Grail English eqivalent Percival
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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