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[troo-vair; French troo-ver] /truˈvɛər; French truˈvɛr/
noun, plural trouvères
[troo-vairz; French troo-ver] /truˈvɛərz; French truˈvɛr/ (Show IPA)
one of a class of medieval poets who flourished in northern France during the 12th and 13th centuries, wrote in langue d'oïl, and composed chiefly the chansons de geste and works on the themes of courtly love.
Also, trouveur.
Compare troubadour (def 1).
Origin of trouvère
1785-95; < French; Old French troveor, equivalent to trov(er) to find, compose (see trover) + -eor < Latin -ātor -ator Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for trouveres


/truːˈvɛə; French truvɛr/
any of a group of poets of N France during the 12th and 13th centuries who composed chiefly narrative works
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French troveor, from trover to compose; related to troubadour
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