Definition of madrigalian in US English:



  • See madrigal

    • ‘The opening track, Dopo la vittoria, begins in sprightly madrigalian form, entirely appropriate to a commission from the City of Milan.’
    • ‘It is really the chorus that is centre stage (even when it is off stage), and the teeming Covent Garden forces had an overwhelming madrigalian splendour.’
    • ‘Much of its music is in the ‘speech-song’ of the stile rappresentativo (as the title has it, ‘per recitar cantando’), but there are also madrigalian, strophic, and dance-like songs and simple, effective choruses.’