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Pronunciation : Vir"gin*al
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.]
Definition : Defn: Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly. "Chastity and honor virginal." Spenser. Virginal generation (Biol.), parthenogenesis. -- Virginal membrane (Anat.), the hymen.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vir"gin*al
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. F. virginale; -- probably so called from being used by young girls, or virgins.] (Mus.)
Definition : Defn: An instrument somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a rectangular form, like the small piano. It had strings and keys, but only one wire to a note. The instrument was used in the sixteenth century, but is now wholly obsolete. It was sometimes called a pair of virginals.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vir"gin*al
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat. [Obs.] "Still virginaling upon his palm!" Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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