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Pastorale Definition

Standard Definition

[n] a musical composition that evokes rural life

Synonyms

idyll, pastoral

Misc. Definitions

\Pas`to*ra"le\, n. [It.]
1. (Mus.) A composition in a soft, rural style, generally in 6-8 or 12-8 time.
2. A kind of dance; a kind of figure used in a dance.

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