virginal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

virginal,

musical instrument: see spinetspinet,
musical instrument of the harpsichord family. Although the terms virginal and spinet, interchangeable until the end of the 17th cent., were sometimes used indiscriminately to designate any harpsichord, they usually referred to small instruments having one
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

virginal

a smaller version of the harpsichord, but oblong in shape, having one manual and no pedals
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in classic literature ?
I simply printed two or three on a virginal post-card--another half-penny to the bad--which might have been bought at any post-office in the kingdom.
I don't mean the worn-out earth of our possession, but a young Earth, a virginal planet undisturbed by the vision of a future teeming with the monstrous forms of life and death, clamorous with the cruel battles of hunger and thought.
The leaves and flowers were clean and virginal. The grass was young velvet.
Judge Thomas Crowther said: "She didn't match your desire for a blank virginal sex robot."
She lamented that, about 65% of the girls below 18 years unfortunately lost their lives during child birth and disclosed that these 65% also encounter the consequences of early child delivery, which could also be Recto Virginal Fistula or Vesico Virginal Fistula during delivery.
This stage design (by Mark Thompson) is immaculate, almost virginal and fits this provocative piece of theatre like a perfectly-made glove (words I thought I would never use again, having reviewed far too often in recent days sets which would have disgraced a rubbish dump).
El breve, el proceso machista se detiene regresivamente en el nivel de unas relaciones primitivas que se asocian a lo virginal silvestre.
In a press statement, the embassy called on all nationals, especially students, in Virginal to stay away from the clash areas.
Andrew Colman, for the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) said pupils were not taught safe sex because "a good Muslim only has sex with his previously virginal wife".
VIRGINAL 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe) has decided to give herself to her boyfriend Hugh (Jake Weary).