What is another word for bard?

Pronunciation: [bˈɑːd] (IPA)

The word "bard" refers to a poet or storyteller, typically employed by royalty or nobility. Synonyms for the word "bard" include minstrel, troubadour, rhapsodist, and poet. A minstrel is a musician who performs songs and poetry, while a troubadour is a poet who specializes in love poetry. A rhapsodist is a person who recites epic poems or tales, while a poet is someone who writes and recites poetry. Other synonyms for "bard" may include lyricist, balladeer, minnesinger, and skald. Each of these synonyms carries a slightly different connotation, but all refer to someone who is skilled in the art of oral storytelling or poetry.

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Usage examples for Bard

One Celtic bard named him "Master of the Still Stars and of the Flaming Door."
James Huneker
In view of the fulfilment of this prophecy, the royal bard called for a song of universal praise.
"Thoughts on the Religious Instruction of the Negroes of this Country"
William Swan Plumer
The crypt held Edmund, brother to the bard.
"Sympathetic Magic"
Paul Cameron Brown

Famous quotes with Bard

  • Oh! blame not the bard.
    Thomas Moore
  • I'm working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone's interested. My take on life is a little different from the bard's.
    Jack Prelutsky
  • "I can't make sense out of that girl," he said to the bard. "Can you?" "Never mind," Fflewddur said. "We aren't really expected to."
    Lloyd Alexander
  • Many a bard's untimely death Lends unto his verses breath
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Be that blind bard who on the Chian strand, By those deep sounds possessed with inward light, Beheld the Iliad and the Odyssey Rise to the swelling of the voiceful sea.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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