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pastness
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PASTORAL EPISTLES
pastoral poem
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pastorale definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a musical composition that evokes rural life [syn: pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idyl]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Italian, from pastorale of herdsmen, from Latin pastoralis Date: 1724 1. a. an instrumental or vocal composition having a pastoral theme b. an opera of the 16th or 17th centuries having a pastoral plot 2. pastoral 1a

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. pastorales or pastorali) 1 a slow instrumental composition in compound time, usu. with drone notes in the bass. 2 a simple musical play with a rural subject. Etymology: It. (as PASTORAL)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pastorale Pas`to*ra"le, n. [It.] 1. (Mus.) A composition in a soft, rural style, generally in 6-8 or 12-8 time. 2. A kind of dance; a kind of figure used in a dance.




 


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