Definition of madrigal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmædrɪɡl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmædrɪɡl//
Pieces of music
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a song for several singers, usually without musical instruments, popular in the 16th century See related entries: Pieces of music Word Originfrom Italian madrigale (from medieval Latin carmen matricale ‘simple song’), from matricalis ‘maternal or primitive’, from matrix ‘womb’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: madrigal