Definition of madrigalism in English:

madrigalism

noun

Music
  • A musical feature characteristic of a madrigal, specifically a word or phrase set to music in a way which vividly illustrates its literal meaning.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in New Oxford History of Music. From madrigal + -ism, perhaps after French madrigalisme.

Pronunciation

madrigalism

/ˈmadrɪɡ(ə)lɪz(ə)m//ˈmadrɪɡəlɪz(ə)m/