I could as soon have looked to see Moses play the virginals.
Sometimes she hunted, your Majesty, and sometimes she played upon the virginals.
The harpsichord is wing-shaped, most virginals and spinets are either rectangular or polygonal.
"plays well on the lute and virginals, sings from book at sight," etc.
It was sometimes called a pair of virginals, as an organ was a pair of organs, in allusion probably to the set (pair) of keys.
The first music ever printed for the virginals was 'Parthenia,' published in London, 1611.
The residue of the day he doth spend upon the lute and virginals.
There came a sound of music too, as one touched the virginals to a tune of my own country.
Even in the midst of this talk about buskins, love-books and virginals, it shone out.
We have no precise evidence concerning the original wire gauges of the strings of Italian harpsichords and virginals.
"small harpsichord," 1520s, evidently from virgin, but the connection is unclear, unless it means "an instrument played by girls."