Definition of madrigal
madrigalistplay \ˈma-dri-gə-list\ noun
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The event featured speakers, prayers, posting of service flags, the laying of a wreath, and patriotic songs performed by the Rancho Bernardo High School Madrigals.
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Origin and Etymology of madrigal
Italian madrigale, probably from Medieval Latin matricale, from neuter of *matricalis simple, from Late Latin, of the womb, from Latin matric-, matrix womb, from mater mother
First Known Use: 1584See Words from the same year
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Definition of madrigal for English Language Learners
: a type of song for several singers without instruments that was popular in the 16th and 17th centuries
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