What is another word for Gleeman?

Pronunciation: [ɡlˈiːmən] (IPA)

A gleeman is a medieval poet or musician who entertained people through recitation of poems or performance of music. The term can be substituted with a number of synonyms based on the particular activity or skill of the individual. A minstrel, bard, troubadour and poet are alternatives for a gleeman that relates to the person's ability to create and perform poetry or music. A jester or clown is a synonym for a gleeman in respect to the individual's role in entertaining and amusing people. In some cases, a minstrel might also be a troubadour or bard, but the context of usage determines the synonym for a gleeman.

Usage examples for Gleeman

Thinkest, then, that Alfred will not give shelter and food to a Gleeman and maiden?
"A Maid at King Alfred’s Court"
Lucy Foster Madison
Is he not a Gleeman?
"A Maid at King Alfred’s Court"
Lucy Foster Madison
In sooth, the tricks the Gleeman gives are good also.
"A Maid at King Alfred’s Court"
Lucy Foster Madison

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