trou·ba·dour / ˈtroōbəˌdôr; -ˌdoŏr/ • n. a French medieval lyric poet composing and singing in Provençal in the 11th to 13th centuries, esp. on the theme of courtly love. ∎ a poet who writes verse to music.
troubadours Poet in the s of France from the 11th to the 14th century who wrote about love and chivalry. Troubadors' poems were sung by wandering minstrels called jongleurs. They wrote in the Provençal tongue, the langue d'oc, and much of their work, which was highly influential in the development of European lyric poetry, survives in songbooks.
troubadour Provençal lyric poet. XVIII. — F. — Pr. trobador = OF. trovere, obl. troveor TROUVÈRE, f. Pr. trobar, OF. trover (mod. trouver) compose, (later) invent, find.
troubadours. See minstrels.
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