jongleur


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jon·gleur

 (zhôN-glœr′)
n.
A wandering minstrel, poet, or entertainer in medieval England and France.

[French, from Old French, variant of jogleor, from Latin ioculātor, jester, from ioculārī, to jest; see juggle.]

jongleur

(French ʒɔ̃ɡlœr)
n
(Historical Terms) (in medieval France) an itinerant minstrel
[C18: from Old French jogleour, from Latin joculātor joker, jester; see juggle]

jon•gleur

(ˈdʒɒŋ glər, ʒɒŋˈglɜr)

n.
(in medieval France and England) an itinerant minstrel or entertainer who sang and often composed songs, told stories, etc.
[1755–65; < French; Middle French jougleur (perhaps by misreading, ou being read on), Old French jogleor < Latin joculātor; see juggler]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jongleur - a singer of folk songsjongleur - a singer of folk songs    
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
References in classic literature ?
To all these suggestions the jongleur made no response, but sat with his eye fixed abstractedly upon the ceiling, as one who calls words to his mind.
The jongleur had put down his harp in high dudgeon.
The role of the jongleur included that of musician, juggler, and acrobat, as well as reciter of such literary works as fabliaux, chansons de geste, and lays, as well as other metrical romances that were sometimes of his own composition.
It was the jongleurs who sang the chansons de geste, fabliaux, and other romances and lyrics written by the trouveres, although sometimes a jongleur was also a trouvere: that is, he would be both poet and singer-musician.
Matt Richardson, today and tomorrow, Jongleurs, Birmingham, 08700 111960, www.
KINGS OF COMEDY: Jongleurs Comedy Club, Birmingham.
TONIGHT CARDIFF: Oceana (029 2023 3833), Jongleurs Comedy Club.
So it is expected that dates in Huddersfield next year for Jongleurs, the chain of comedy clubs that helped launched the careers of Graham Norton, Paul Merton and Jack Dee, will continue to prove that audiences in Kirklees enjoy a laugh.
THE struggling owners of nightclub chains Liquid and Oceana yesterday reported an improving sales trend after attracting customers through their Jongleurs comedy nights and a new cocktail bar concept.
THE struggling owner of nightclub chains Liquid and Oceana have reported an improving sales trend after attracting customers through its Jongleurs comedy nights and a new cocktail bar concept.
THE struggling owner of nightclub chains Liquid and Oceana has reported an improving sales trend after attracting customers through its Jongleurs comedy nights and a new cocktail bar concept.
JONGLEURS EXPANDS Comedy club chain Jongleurs plans to expand across the UK after securing pounds 2m in investment from Ingenious Media.