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jongleur

[ jong-gler; French zhawn-glœr ]

noun

, plural jon·gleurs [jong, -glerz, zhaw, n, -, glœr].
  1. (in medieval France and Norman England) an itinerant minstrel or entertainer who sang songs, often of his own composition, and told stories.


jongleur

/ ʒɔ̃ɡlœr /

noun

  1. (in medieval France) an itinerant minstrel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of jongleur1

1755–65; < French; Middle French jougleur (perhaps by misreading, ou being read on ), Old French jogleor < Latin joculātor joker, equivalent to joculā ( ) to joke + -tor -tor
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Word History and Origins

Origin of jongleur1

C18: from Old French jogleour, from Latin joculātor joker, jester; see juggle
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Example Sentences

There has come a travelling jongleur from Auvergne, who tells a wonderful tale of your deed at Valmont.

So the angels gave the lad white wings like their own, and a great viol like a jongleur's.

But how is this to be done, and which of my little court dare attempt this tour de jongleur with any chance of success?

In French he was called jongleur or jugleur, menestrel or menestrier.

Sancho, forward, in a high sweet voice like a jongleur's voice, was singing to the men an endless ballad.

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