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ˈtru bəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊərtroubadour

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. folk singer, jongleur, minstrel, poet-singer, troubadournoun

    a singer of folk songs


  1. troubadournoun

    An itinerant composer and performer of songs in medieval Europe; a jongleur or travelling minstrel.

    Etymology: trobar via troubadour

Webster Dictionary

  1. Troubadournoun

    one of a school of poets who flourished from the eleventh to the thirteenth century, principally in Provence, in the south of France, and also in the north of Italy. They invented, and especially cultivated, a kind of lyrical poetry characterized by intricacy of meter and rhyme, and usually of a romantic, amatory strain


  1. Troubadour

    A troubadour was a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages. Since the word "troubadour" is etymologically masculine, a female troubadour is usually called a trobairitz. The troubadour school or tradition began in the late 11th century in Occitania, but it subsequently spread into Italy, Spain, and even Greece. Under the influence of the troubadours, related movements sprang up throughout Europe: the Minnesang in Germany, trovadorismo in Galicia and Portugal, and that of the trouvères in northern France. Dante Alighieri in his De vulgari eloquentia defined the troubadour lyric as fictio rethorica musicaque poita: rhetorical, musical, and poetical fiction. After the "classical" period around the turn of the 13th century and a mid-century resurgence, the art of the troubadours declined in the 14th century and eventually died out around the time of the Black Death. The texts of troubadour songs deal mainly with themes of chivalry and courtly love. Most were metaphysical, intellectual, and formulaic. Many were humorous or vulgar satires. Works can be grouped into three styles: the trobar leu, trobar ric, and trobar clus. Likewise there were many genres, the most popular being the canso, but sirventes and tensos were especially popular in the post-classical period, in Italy and among the female troubadours, the trobairitz.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Troubadour

    trōō′ba-dōōr, n. one of a class of poets of chivalric love, who first appeared in Provence, and flourished from the 11th to the 13th century (see Langue d'oc). [Fr., from Prov. trobadortrobar (Fr. trouver), to find—L. turbāre, to move.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of troubadour in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of troubadour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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