Vir"gin*al (?), a. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.]

Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly.

"Chastity and honor virginal."

Spenser.

Virginal generation Biol., parthenogenesis. -- Virginal membrane Anat., the hymen.

 

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Vir"gin*al, n. [Cf. F. virginale; -- probably so called from being used by young girls, or virgins.] Mus.

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.

 

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Vir"gin*al, v. i.

To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat.

[Obs.] "Still virginaling upon his palm!"

Shak.

 

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