AskDefine | Define jongleur

Dictionary Definition

jongleur n : a singer of folk songs [syn: folk singer, minstrel, poet-singer, troubadour]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Jongleur




  1. An itinerant entertainer in medieval England and France; roles included song, music, acrobatics etc.

Extensive Definition

For the 19th century American form of music and performance known as minstrelsy, see minstrel show.
For the chocolate sweets sold in the UK, see Minstrels (chocolate)

External links

Owain Phyfe on Myspace, with music and videos
jongleur in German: Ménestrel
jongleur in Modern Greek (1453-): Μενεστρέλοι
jongleur in Finnish: Leikari
jongleur in French: Ménestrel
jongleur in Dutch: Minstreel
jongleur in Japanese: 吟遊詩人
jongleur in Polish: Minstrel
jongleur in Portuguese: Menestrel
jongleur in Russian: Менестрели
jongleur in Simple English: Minstrel

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Meistersinger, Parnassian, arch-poet, ballad maker, ballad singer, balladeer, balladmonger, bard, beat poet, bucoliast, elegist, epic poet, fili, folk singer, folk-rock singer, gleeman, idyllist, imagist, laureate, librettist, major poet, maker, minnesinger, minor poet, minstrel, modernist, occasional poet, odist, pastoral poet, pastoralist, poet, poet laureate, poetress, rhapsode, rhapsodist, satirist, scop, serenader, skald, sonneteer, street singer, strolling minstrel, symbolist, troubadour, trouveur, trovatore, vers libriste, vers-librist, wait, wandering minstrel
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