Examples from the Web for minstrelsy
The Madea films thrive on an ugly mix of minstrelsy and moralism.
The drop below his signal eloquence was a submission to the kind of minstrelsy demanded of anyone, high or low, these days.
I soon thought of this new and amoral cynicism as the most pernicious form of minstrelsy ever created and popularized.
But with the close of the Heroic Age the evidence for minstrelsy of this type apparently ceases altogether.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
Thomas D. Rice is generally conceded to have been the founder of Ethiopian minstrelsy.Curiosities of the American Stage|Laurence Hutton
Thus, minstrelsy, chant, and tradition have performed an important function in the beginnings of many ancient peoples.The Reign of the Manuscript|Perry Wayland Sinks
The verses not written out (and not printed in the Minstrelsy) have been supplied accordingly.
Mindful of thee they delight thee with boxing, and dances, and minstrelsy in their games.The Homeric Hymns|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for minstrelsy
noun plural -sies
Word Origin and History for minstrelsy
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).