Origin of madrigal
Related Words for madrigalsong, chorus, strain, lay, ditty, ballad, madrigal, canticle, Noel, canzonet
Examples from the Web for madrigal
Contemporary Examples of madrigal
The new book majors on mortality, and not just with Mrs. Madrigal.Armistead Maupin Bids Farewell to 'Tales'
February 2, 2014
Historical Examples of madrigal
I must needs try my new-fledged pinions in sonnet, elogy, and madrigal.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Away from Madrigal—anywhere—and at once; tomorrow at latest.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
The three poets, with three lutes, were singing a madrigal in her honour.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Perhaps she would soon be down—should he write the madrigal he had promised her?The Child of Pleasure
The madrigal differed from this only in dealing with secular subjects.Woman's Work in Music
Word Origin for madrigal
"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).