What is another word for troubadours?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈuːbədˌɔːz] (IPA)

Troubadours were an important part of medieval courtly culture, composing and performing poems and songs about chivalry, love, and other topics. While the word "troubadour" is commonly used to refer to these poets, there are other terms that could be used as well. For instance, "minstrel" is a general term that can be used to refer to any type of musical performer, while "jongleur" specifically refers to a French court entertainer. Other synonyms for "troubadour" might include "minnesinger" (a German poet), "philomel" (a nightingale, symbolic of lyrical poetry), or "bard" (an ancient Celtic poet). Each of these terms brings a slightly different cultural or historical context to the idea of the troubadour, underscoring the richness of this longstanding poetic tradition.

What are the hypernyms for Troubadours?

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Usage examples for Troubadours

Our notions of "romantic" love took their rise in the Middle Ages, from the songs and narratives of the troubadours, and this whole tradition was based upon the glorification of illegitimate and extra-marital love.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
Nor must the importance of the troubadours and Minnesingers be overlooked in reference to this interesting phase of musical art.
"The Operatic Problem"
William Johnson Galloway
Critics now admit that intense love poetry of the troubadours appearing like an oasis in the barren literature of the medieval ages was influenced by the Arabs, the rhymes as well as the themes being taken from the east.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell

Famous quotes with Troubadours

  • We have only love, to offer as a prayer, for all the wrongs in the world. So... like singing troubadours we’ll go, singing love wherever we go.
    Rod McKuen

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