pastorial vs pastoral : Common Errors in English

About pastorial vs pastoral

Whether you are referring to poetry or art about the countryside or the duties of a pastor, the word you want is “pastoral.” “Pastorial” is a common misspelling.

pastoral Meaning(s)

  • (n) a musical composition that evokes rural life
  • (n) a letter from a pastor to the congregation
  • (n) a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
  • (a) of or relating to a pastor
  • (a) relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
  • (s) (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic

pastorial in News

pastoral in News

  1. Displaying Art Depends On Frame Of Reference

    The importance of artwork and how it's displayed has remained with me since childhood when I first took a picture of a pretty young woman set in a pastoral scene from a magazine, placed it in a wood frame ( purchased at the 5-and-10-cent store) and hung
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. Three Staten Island Roman Catholic parishes regroup under Cardinal Dolan, sources say

    It's all part of a pastoral shuffle slated to occur July 1.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Staten Island Advance

  3. Colonial home in pastoral setting available in Moraga

    Colonial home in pastoral setting available in Moraga The five-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Colonial estate features detailed woodwork and decorative moldings throughout, reminding everyone who steps inside it's the creation of local developer Peter Branagh, who designed high-end homes in California. "The home combines elegant spaces like the formal dining room that has high ceilings and intricate ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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