(also pastorela /ˌpastəˈrɛlə/)
noun (plural same or pastourelles or pastorelas)
A medieval lyric whose theme is love for a shepherdess.
- His essay, ‘The Figure of the Shepherdess in the Medieval Pastourelle,’ is an example of the transition of the figure of shepherdess in medieval French pastourelle.
- Others, such as the chanson de toile (weaving-song) and the pastourelle, hint at popular traditions of song.
- The French pastourelles offer examples of this type of exchange.
French, feminine of pastoureau 'shepherd'.
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