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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Noun1.troubadour - a singer of folk songstroubadour - a singer of folk songs    
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
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troubadour

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

[ˈtruːbədɔːʳ] Ntrovador m
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troubadour

nTroubadour m
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Theobald Ialso called Theobald the Troubadour or the Posthumous, French Thibaud (Thibaut) le Chansonnier or le Posthume, Spanish Teobaldo el Trovador or el Postumo (b.
Extrana, en efecto, que mientras en ese repertorio no hay un solo musico espanol, sin embargo, en los escenarios si se suceden, un dia tras otro, las aventuras y desventuras de Don Giovanni, de Carmen, de El Barbero de Sevilla, de Las bodas de Figaro, de Fidelio de Don Carlos, del Don Alvaro de La Forza del destino, de Ernani o de El trovador. A esta sorpresa suele buscarsele una comoda explicacion: los espanoles apenas han logrado componer operas de repercusion universal, en cambio el pais-su geografia, su cultura y sus leyendas-si ha facilitado personajes validos, intrigas y pasiones para ambientarlas.
It is this powerful quality of the historical tragedy that consisted much of the dramatic work of Antonio Garcia Gutierrez, the dramatist most well known for his astoundingly successful and emblematic tragedy El trovador (1836).