The definition of a troubadour is someone who sings folk songs or is a poet who writes verses to music.noun
An example of a troubadour is a French lyrical poet who writes poems about courtship and love and sets them to music.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: Fr < Prov trobador < trobar, to compose, invent, find < ? VL *tropare, prob. back-form. < contropare, to combine, compare < L con-, with (> OL com: see com-) + L tropus, trope
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- 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: French, from Provençal trobador, from Old Provençal, from trobar, to compose, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *tropāre, from Late Latin tropus, trope, song, from Latin, trope; see trope.