About The Word Minstrel

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Minstrel

Minstrel Meaning & Definition
Minstrel Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Minstrel?

[n] a singer of folk songs
[n] a performer in a minstrel show
[v] celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels

Synonyms | Synonyms for Minstrel: folk singer | jongleur | poet-singer | troubadour

Related Terms | Find terms related to Minstrel: arch-poet | artist | artiste | ballad maker | ballad opera | ballad singer | balladeer | balladist | balladmonger | ballet | ballet divertissement | bard | beat poet | Broadway musical | bucoliast | chorus show | comedy ballet | comic opera | concert artist | dance drama | elegist | epic poet | executant | fili | folk singer | folk-rock singer | gleeman | grand opera | idyllist | imagist | interpreter | jongleur | laureate | librettist | light opera | lyric drama | maestro | major poet | maker | Meistersinger | minnesinger | minor poet | minstrel show | minstrelsy | modernist | music drama | music maker | musical | musical comedy | musical stage | musical theater | musician | occasional poet | odist | opera | opera ballet | opera bouffe | opera buffa | operetta | Parnassian | pastoral poet | pastoralist | performer | player | poet | poet laureate | poetress | rhapsode | rhapsodist | satirist | scald | scop | serenader | singer | Singspiel | skald | soloist | song-and-dance act | song-play | sonneteer | street singer | strolling minstrel | symbolist | troubador | troubadour | trouveur | trovatore | tunester | vers libriste | vers-librist | virtuosa | virtuoso | wait | wandering minstrel

See Also | corner man | end man | Guthrie | interlocutor | middleman | minstrel show | performer | performing artist | Pete Seeger | Peter Seeger | Seeger | sing | singer | vocaliser | vocalist | vocalizer | Woodrow Wilson Guthrie | Woody Guthrie

Minstrel In Webster's Dictionary

\Min"strel\, n. [OE. minstrel, menestral, OF. menestrel, fr. LL. ministerialis servant, workman (cf. ministrellus harpist), fr. L. ministerium service. See {Ministry}, and cf. {Ministerial}.] In the Middle Ages, one of an order of men who subsisted by the arts of poetry and music, and sang verses to the accompaniment of a harp or other instrument; in modern times, a poet; a bard; a singer and harper; a musician. --Chaucer.

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