pastorale


pas·to·rale

noun \ˌpas-tə-ˈräl, -ˈral also -ˈrä-lē\

Definition of PASTORALE

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

Origin of PASTORALE

Italian, from pastorale of herdsmen, from Latin pastoralis
First Known Use: 1724

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