[pas-ter-ij, pah-ster-] /ˈpæs tər ɪdʒ, ˈpɑ stər-/
[pas-ter-uh l, pah-ster-] /ˈpæs tər əl, ˈpɑ stər-/ adjective 1. having the simplicity, charm, serenity, or other characteristics generally attributed to rural areas: pastoral scenery; the pastoral life. 2. pertaining to the country or to life in the country; rural; rustic. 3. portraying or suggesting idyllically the life of shepherds or of the country, as […]
noun 1. the use of psychotherapeutic techniques by trained members of the clergy to assist parishioners who seek help for personal or emotional problems.
[pas-tuh-rahl, -ral, -rah-lee, pah-stuh-; Italian pahs-taw-rah-le] /ˌpæs təˈrɑl, -ˈræl, -ˈrɑ li, ˌpɑ stə-; Italian ˌpɑs tɔˈrɑ lɛ/ noun, plural pastorales, pastorali [pas-tuh-rah-lee, -ral-ee; Italian pahs-taw-rah-lee] /ˌpæs təˈrɑ li, -ˈræl i; Italian ˌpɑs tɔˈrɑ li/ (Show IPA). Music. 1. an opera, cantata, or the like, with a pastoral subject. 2. a piece of music suggestive of […]
plural noun 1. the New Testament books of I and II Timothy and Titus that stress pastoral and ecclesiastical concerns.