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VIRGINAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does virginal mean? 

VIRGINAL (noun)
  The noun VIRGINAL has 1 sense:

1. a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries

  Familiarity information: VIRGINAL used as a noun is very rare.


VIRGINAL (adjective)
  The adjective VIRGINAL has 3 senses:

1. characteristic of a virgin or virginity
2. untouched or undefiled
3. in a state of sexual virginity

  Familiarity information: VIRGINAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIRGINAL (noun)


Sense 1virginal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pair of virginals; virginal

Hypernyms ("virginal" is a kind of...):

cembalo; harpsichord (a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots)


VIRGINAL (adjective)


Sense 1virginal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of a virgin or virginity

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

virginal white dresses

Pertainym:

virginity (the condition or quality of being a virgin)


Sense 2virginal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Untouched or undefiled

Context example:

nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage

Similar:

pure (free of extraneous elements of any kind)


Sense 3virginal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a state of sexual virginity

Synonyms:

vestal; virgin; virtuous; virginal; pure

Context examples:

pure and vestal modesty / a spinster or virgin lady / men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal

Similar:

chaste (morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse))


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