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Adjective: pastoral  pãs-tu-rul
  1. (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
    "charming in its pastoral setting";
    - arcadian, bucolic
  2. Of or relating to a pastor
    "pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"
  3. Relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
    "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"; "pastoral seminomadic people";
    - bucolic
Noun: pastoral  pãs-tu-rul
  1. A musical composition that evokes rural life
    - pastorale, idyll, idyl [US]
  2. A letter from a pastor to the congregation
  3. A literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)

Derived forms: pastorals

See also: rural

Type of: composition, letter, literary composition, literary work, missive, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music

Encyclopedia: Pastoral