An example of a troubadour is a French lyrical poet who writes poems about courtship and love and sets them to music.
- any of a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians in S France and N Spain and Italy during the 11th through 13th cent. who wrote poems and songs of love and chivalry, usually with intricate stanza form and rhyme scheme
- a minstrel or singer
Origin of troubadourFrench from Provençal trobador from trobar, to compose, invent, find from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Vulgar Latin an unverified form tropare, probably back-formation from contropare, to combine, compare from Classical Latin con-, with (from source Old Latin com: see com-) + Classical Latin tropus, trope
- One of a class of 12th-century and 13th-century lyric poets in southern France, northern Italy, and northern Spain, who composed songs in langue d'oc often about courtly love.
- A strolling minstrel.
Origin of troubadourFrench from Provençal trobador from Old Provençal from trobar to compose probably from Vulgar Latin tropāre from Late Latin tropus trope, song from Latin trope ; see trope .
Old ProvenÃ§al trobar (“to find") via Old French troubadour