noun, plural pas·to·rales, pas·to·ra·li [pas-tuh-rah-lee, -ral-ee; Italian pahs-taw-rah-lee] /ˌpæs təˈrɑ li, -ˈræl i; Italian ˌpɑs tɔˈrɑ li/. Music.
- pastoral epistles,
- pastoral letter,
- pastoral prayer,
- pastoral symphony, the,
- pastoral theology,
Origin of pastorale
Examples from the Web for pastorale
M. Grgoire, the well-known Belgian seedsman, obtained this variety at Jodoigne in 1850 from seed of Pastorale sown in 1835.
After this, the action languishes, Abraham dies, and the Pastorale comes to an end.Basque Legends|Wentworth Webster
Then there tinkled forth to join the "Pastorale" the clear, trilling melody of the "Tre Colori."The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
It is in imitation of a national song, and is sometimes like a slow gigue, sometimes like a pastorale.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
By the year 1853, it was to be found pretty generally in the gardens of Belgium under the name of Pastorale.
noun plural -rales music
Word Origin for pastorale
musical composition from rustic tunes or representing pastoral scenes," 1724, from Italian pastorale, noun use of adjective, from Latin pastoralis (see pastoral).