- (in medieval times) an itinerant singer; minstrel.
Origin of gleeman
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Examples from the Web for gleeman
You were the little clerk who sat so mum in the corner, and then cried fy on the gleeman.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Thou art not fit to be called a gleeman beside the singers of Denmark.Wulnoth the Wanderer
"The danger is yet to come," said the gleeman, in a low tone.
Then Hagen, too, bethought him of the gleeman, whom bold Hildebrand had robbed of life.The Nibelungenlied
The old English names for one of this profession were gleeman, jogeler, and latterly minstrel; not to mention harper, &c.
- obsolete a minstrel
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