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    pastoral - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pastoral

    (noun) a musical composition that evokes rural life
    Synonyms : idyl , idyll , pastorale
    (noun) a letter from a pastor to the congregation Definition
    (noun) a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds) Definition
    (adj) of or relating to a pastor
    Example Sentence
    • pastoral work
    • a pastoral letter
    (adj) relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
    Synonyms : bucolic
    Example Sentence
    • pastoral seminomadic people
    • pastoral land
    • a pastoral economy
    (adj) (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
    Synonyms : arcadian , bucolic
    Example Sentence
    • a country life of arcadian contentment
    • a pleasant bucolic scene
    • charming in its pastoral setting
    • rustic tranquility
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pastoral

past(history)+oral---We believe that in the past people were of rural kind and we only study them orally in books..

PASTURE+ALL - Pastures are found in rural areas!

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pastoral = past + oral; At past oral exam has been taken by school teachers at villages.

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