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Troubadour   /trˈubədˌɔr/   Listen

A singer of folk songs.  Synonyms: folk singer, jongleur, minstrel, poet-singer.

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"Troubadour" Quotes from Famous Books

... Assassins; the Wars of Charlemagne; Clovis and Pepin of France; the Fall of Lucifer; Gui de Nanteuil; Oliver of Verdun; the Flight of Daedalus, and how Icarus was drowned through his vanity. The songs of Marcabrun, the troubadour, find a place in the ...
— Epic and Romance - Essays on Medieval Literature • W. P. Ker

... unlikely that cow ponies in pastures and at hitching racks had often guyed Sam's pony for being ridden by a guitar player instead of by a rollicking, cussing, all-wool cowboy. No man is a hero to his saddle-horse. And even an escalator in a department store might be excused for tripping up a troubadour. ...
— Sixes and Sevens • O. Henry

... ladies permit," said Brandon; and he took Lady Jane's lute and played and sang some very pretty little love songs and some comic ones, too, in a style not often heard in England, so far away from the home of the troubadour and lute. He was full of surprises, this splendid fellow, with his accomplishments ...
— When Knighthood Was in Flower • Charles Major

Words linked to "Troubadour" :   vocaliser, singer, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Seeger, Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, vocalist, Seeger, vocalizer, Guthrie, folk singer

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