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virginal

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adjective vir·gin·al \ˈvər-jə-nəl, ˈvərj-nəl\

Definition of virginal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a virgin or virginity; especially :  pure, chaste a virginal young girl

  2. 2 :  pristine, unsullied a virginal snowfall

virginally

adverb

Examples of virginal in a Sentence

  1. The land is still in its virginal state.

  2. one of the state's few remaining tracts of virginal prairie

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First Known Use of virginal

15th century


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virginal

noun vir·gin·al

Definition of virginal

  1. :  a small rectangular spinet having no legs and only one wire to a note and popular in the 16th and 17th centuries —often used in plural —called also pair of virginals

virginalist

play \ˈvər-jə-nəl-ist, ˈvərj-nə-list\ noun

Origin and Etymology of virginal

probably from Latin virginalis of a virgin, from virgin-, virgo


VIRGINAL Defined for English Language Learners

virginal

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Definition of virginal for English Language Learners

  • : having a young, pure, and innocent quality

  • : not changed from a natural or original condition


Medical Dictionary

virginal

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adjective vir·gin·al \ˈvər-jən-əl, ˈvərj-nəl\

Medical Definition of virginal

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a virgin or virginity


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