Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to trouvère: Trobadors
trou·vère(tro͞o-vâr′) also trou·veur (-vûr′, -vœr′)
One of a class of poet-musicians flourishing in northern France in the 1100s and 1200s, who composed chiefly narrative works, such as the chansons de geste, in langue d'oïl.
[French, from Old French trovere, from trover, to compose, from Vulgar Latin *tropāre; see troubadour.]
trouvère(truːˈvɛə; French truvɛr) or
(Historical Terms) any of a group of poets of N France during the 12th and 13th centuries who composed chiefly narrative works
[C19: from French, from Old French troveor, from trover to compose; related to troubadour]
trou•vère(truˈvɛər; Fr. truˈvɛr)
n., pl. -vères (-ˈvɛərz; Fr. -ˈvɛr)
one of a class of poets who lived in N France during the 12th and 13th centuries and wrote narrative poems in langue d'oïl, as the chansons de geste. Compare troubadour.
[1785–95; < French; Old French troveor, derivative of trov(er) to find, compose (see trover)]