noun, plural jon·gleurs [jong-glerz; French zhawn-glœr] /ˈdʒɒŋ glərz; French ʒɔ̃ˈglœr/.
Examples from the Web for jongleur
A jongleur was a singer who was not a poet, though he might make songs.Masters of the Guild|L. Lamprey
Good Jesu, I am but a jongleur,—a teller o' tales,—I am afeared o' deeds.Long Will|Florence Converse
Ordinarily, though not always, they were composed by the Trouvère, and performed by the Jongleur.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
His poetic gift, and his flexible voice and action, fitted him admirably for this double rle of troubadour and jongleur.
It is often a question, indeed, to tell when a jongleur is really anything more than a roving scoundrel.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for jongleur
Word Origin for jongleur
Word Origin and History for jongleur
"wandering minstrel," 1779, from Norman-French jongleur, variant of Old French jogleor, from Latin ioculator "jester, joker" (see juggler). Revived in a technical sense by modern writers.