Troubadour Definition

tro͝obə-dôr, -do͝or
troubadours
noun
troubadours
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.
Webster's New World
A minstrel or singer.
Webster's New World
The definition of a troubadour is someone who sings folk songs or is a poet who writes verses to music.
An example of a troubadour is a French lyrical poet who writes poems about courtship and love and sets them to music.
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troubadour
Plural:
troubadours

Origin of Troubadour

  • French from Provençal trobador from Old Provençal from trobar to compose probably from Vulgar Latin tropāre from Late Latin tropus trope, song from Latin trope trope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old Provençal trobar (“to find") via Old French troubadour

    From Wiktionary

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