The Madea films thrive on an ugly mix of minstrelsy and moralism.
I soon thought of this new and amoral cynicism as the most pernicious form of minstrelsy ever created and popularized.
The drop below his signal eloquence was a submission to the kind of minstrelsy demanded of anyone, high or low, these days.
Thou art but my comrade—I might say my pupil—in the art of war; Blondel is my master in the science of minstrelsy and music.
At last, with the rising of the sun he heard a burst of minstrelsy.
At this did Doom sit mighty pleased and humming to himself a bar of minstrelsy.
In Italy minstrelsy received but little attention or encouragement.
Much as I have listened to their minstrelsy, I have never known one kind to borrow from the musical repertory of the other.
Robin stopped his minstrelsy, and said to the bishop, "This seems to me an unfit match."
Near the walls were lodged many lords of the besieging army, and there was great sound of minstrelsy and merry-making.
c.1300, menstracie, "music as produced on an instrument; action of making music for entertainment; musicians or entertainers generally," from Anglo-French menestralsie, from Old French menestrel (see minstrel).