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Meaning of MINSTREL

Pronunciation:  'minstrul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a singer of folk songs
  2. [n]  a performer in a minstrel show
  3. [v]  celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels

MINSTREL is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: folk singer, jongleur, poet-singer, troubadour
 See Also: corner man, end man, Guthrie, interlocutor, middleman, minstrel show, performer, performing artist, Pete Seeger, Peter Seeger, Seeger, sing, singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer, Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, Woody Guthrie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Min"strel\, n. [OE. minstrel, menestral, OF.
menestrel, fr. LL. ministerialis servant, workman (cf.
ministrellus harpist), fr. L. ministerium service. See
{Ministry}, and cf. {Ministerial}.]
In the Middle Ages, one of an order of men who subsisted by
the arts of poetry and music, and sang verses to the
accompaniment of a harp or other instrument; in modern times,
a poet; a bard; a singer and harper; a musician. --Chaucer.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a minstrel in your dream indicates the start of some new journey or life path.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Matt. 9:23), a flute-player. Such music was a usual accompaniment of funerals. In 2 Kings 3:15 it denotes a player on a stringed instrument.

Thesaurus Terms
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