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trou·ba·dour

 (tro͞o′bə-dôr′, -do͝or′)
n.
1. 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.
2. A strolling minstrel.

[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; see trope.]

troubadour

(ˈtruːbəˌdʊə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) any of a class of lyric poets who flourished principally in Provence and N Italy from the 11th to the 13th centuries, writing chiefly on courtly love in complex metric form
2. (Music, other) a singer
[C18: from French, from Old Provençal trobador, from trobar to write verses, perhaps ultimately from Latin tropus trope]

trou•ba•dour

(ˈtru bəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər)

n.
1. one of a class of lyric poets who lived principally in S France from the 11th to 13th centuries and wrote songs and poems in langue d'oc, chiefly on themes of courtly love. Compare trouvère.
2. any wandering singer or minstrel.
[1720–30; < French < Occitan trobador <trob(ar) to find, compose]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.troubadour - a singer of folk songstroubadour - a singer of folk songs    
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings

troubadour

noun minstrel, singer, poet, balladeer, lyric poet, jongleur melodies like a medieval troubadour's laments
Translations

troubadour

[ˈtruːbədɔːʳ] Ntrovador m

troubadour

nTroubadour m
References in periodicals archive ?
trobadors de Tholoza', who also styled themselves the mantenedors (maintainers or upholders) of the Consistory, emulated Puy poetry, a vernacular lyric genre that was at that time thriving in north-western France and Paris, but attempted to give this urban phenomenon the aura of learned, Latinate authority, as well as to use it as a vehicle for preserving the troubadour lyric tradition.
Ernst, 'Die Lieder des provenzalischen Trobadors Guiraut von Calanso', en: Romanische Forschungen 44 (1930), 255-406.