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

(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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jongleur - a singer of folk songsjongleur - a singer of folk songs    
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
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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.
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The troubled chain is at the centre of a new controversy after Nottinghambased Momo Leisure, which operates the Jongleurs comedy brand under a licensing agreement, went bust.
Bars and clubs will always come and go to a certain extent, but the recent troubles affecting Gatecrasher, Bliss and the Jongleurs Comedy Club will have worried many with a vested interest in a healthy city centre club culture.
COMEDY group Jongleurs has announced plans to launch six new clubs this year following a pounds 2m investment.