Meaning of pastorale

pas•to•rale

Pronunciation: (pas"tu-räl', -ral', -rä'lē, pä"stu-It.päs"tô-rä'le), [key]
— pl. -rales, -ra•li
  1. an opera, cantata, or the like, with a pastoral subject.
  2. a piece of music suggestive of pastoral life.
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