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Meaning of TROUBADOUR

Pronunciation:  'troobu`dowr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a singer of folk songs
 

TROUBADOUR is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: folk singer, jongleur, minstrel, poet-singer
 
 See Also: Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Seeger, Seeger, singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer, Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, Woody Guthrie

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trou"ba*dour`\, n. [F. troubadour, fr. Pr. trobador,
(assumed) LL. tropator a singer, tropare to sing, fr. tropus
a kind of singing, a melody, song, L. tropus a trope, a song,
Gr. ? a turn, way, manner, particular mode in music, a trope.
See {Trope}, and cf. {Trouv?re}.]
One of a school of poets who flourished from the eleventh to
the thirteenth century, principally in Provence, in the south
of France, and also in the north of Italy. They invented, and
especially cultivated, a kind of lyrical poetry characterized
by intricacy of meter and rhyme, and usually of a romantic,
amatory strain.

 

 

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