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Definition of "virginal" []

  • Relating to, characteristic of, or befitting a virgin; chaste. (adjective)
  • Remaining in a state of virginity. (adjective)
  • Untouched or unsullied; fresh. (adjective)
  • Zoology Virgin. (adjective)
  • A small, legless rectangular harpsichord popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Often used in the plural. Also called pair of virginals. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "virginal" in a sentence
  • "Nay, I am no cold-blooded theorist, no thick-hided dogmatist; nor am I a chastely simple young man mooning in virginal innocence."
  • "If we treat the word virginal as meaning purity, then the birth of her gifted son (sun) was due to her positive nature: she was pure at heart, as the fields were pure to plant upon."
  • "You see, geek girls are such a rarity that few of them remain virginal - the choices are so many ..."