madrigalist

madrigalist

[mad-ri-guh-list]
noun
a composer or singer of madrigals.

Origin:
1780–90; madrigal + -ist

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madrigal (ˈmædrɪɡəl)
 
n
1.  music Compare glee a type of 16th- or 17th-century part song for unaccompanied voices with an amatory or pastoral text
2.  a 14th-century Italian song, related to a pastoral stanzaic verse form
 
[C16: from Italian, from Medieval Latin mātricāle primitive, apparently from Latin mātrīcālis of the womb, from matrīx womb]
 
'madrigalesque
 
adj
 
madrigalian
 
adj
 
'madrigalist
 
n

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