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Poetry Definition

Itinerant medieval musician/singer/story teller/poet. See bard and jongleur.


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Standard Definition

[n] a singer of folk songs
[n] a performer in a minstrel show
[v] celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels


folk singer - (3 syllables), jongleur - (2 syllables), poet-singer - (3 syllables), troubadour - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\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.