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pas·to·rale

 (păs′tə-räl′, -răl′, -rä′lē, pä′stə-)
n. pl. pas·to·ra·li (-rä′lē) or pas·to·rales
1. An instrumental or vocal composition with a tender melody in a moderately slow rhythm, suggestive of traditional shepherds' music and idyllic rural life.
2. A dramatic performance or opera, popular in the 1500s and 1600s, that was based on a rural theme or subject.

[Italian, of herdsmen, pastorale, from Latin pāstōrālis; see pastoral.]

pastorale

(ˌpæstəˈrɑːl)
n, pl -rales
1. (Music, other) a composition evocative of rural life, characterized by moderate compound duple or quadruple time and sometimes a droning accompaniment
2. (Music, other) a musical play based on a rustic story, popular during the 16th century. Also (archaic): pastourelle
[C18: Italian, from Latin: pastoral]

pas•to•rale

(ˌpæs təˈrɑl, -ˈræl, -ˈrɑ li, -leɪ)

n., pl. -rales, -ra•li (-ˈrɑ li)
1. an opera or cantata with a pastoral subject.
2. a piece of music suggestive of pastoral life.
[1715–25; < Italian, n. use of pastorale pastoral]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pastorale - a musical composition that evokes rural lifepastorale - a musical composition that evokes rural life
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
Translations

pastorale

n (Mus) → Pastorale f
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