Pastorale Definition

păstə-räl, -răl, -rälē, pästə-
pastorales, pastorale
noun
pastorales
A composition in simple and idyllic style suggesting rural scenes.
Webster's New World
A forerunner of opera consisting of a dramatic performance on an idyllic subject with incidental music.
Webster's New World

A play or a musical product which has a pastoral subject.

Wiktionary

Art that is suggestive of pastoral themes.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
idylidyllpastoral

Other Word Forms of Pastorale

Noun

Singular:
pastorale
Plural:
pastorales

Origin of Pastorale

  • Italian of herdsmen, pastorale from Latin pāstōrālis pastoral

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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