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jongleur definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a singer of folk songs [syn: folk singer, jongleur, minstrel, poet-singer, troubadour]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from Old French jogleour — more at juggler Date: 1779 an itinerant medieval entertainer proficient in juggling, acrobatics, music, and recitation

Britannica Concise

Professional storyteller or public entertainer in medieval France. His roles included those of musician, juggler, acrobat, and reciter of literary works. Jongleurs performed in marketplaces on public holidays, in abbeys, and in castles of nobles, who sometimes retained them in permanent employment. Jongleurs were most important in the 13th cent.; in the 14th cent., the various facets of their role were taken over by other performers. See also goliard, trouvè re.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. hist. an itinerant minstrel. Etymology: F, var. of jougleur JUGGLER

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jongleur Jon"gleur, Jongler Jon"gler, n. [F. jongleur. See Juggler.] 1. In the Middle Ages, a court attendant or other person who, for hire, recited or sang verses, usually of his own composition. See Troubadour. Vivacity and picturesquenees of the jongleur's verse. --J R. Green. 2. A juggler; a conjuror. See Juggler. --Milton.

Moby Thesaurus

Meistersinger, Parnassian, arch-poet, ballad maker, ballad singer, balladeer, balladmonger, bard, beat poet, bucoliast, elegist, epic poet, fili, folk singer, folk-rock singer, gleeman, idyllist, imagist, laureate, librettist, major poet, maker, minnesinger, minor poet, minstrel, modernist, occasional poet, odist, pastoral poet, pastoralist, poet, poet laureate, poetress, rhapsode, rhapsodist, satirist, scop, serenader, skald, sonneteer, street singer, strolling minstrel, symbolist, troubadour, trouveur, trovatore, vers libriste, vers-librist, wait, wandering minstrel




 


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