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minstrelsy

[ min-struhl-see ]
/ ˈmɪn strəl si /
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noun
the art or practice of a minstrel.
minstrels' songs, ballads, etc.: a collection of Scottish minstrelsy.
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Origin of minstrelsy

1275–1325; Middle English minstralcie (<Anglo-French menestralsie) <Anglo-Latin ministralcia, menestralcia.See minstrel, -cy
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British Dictionary definitions for minstrelsy

minstrelsy
/ (ˈmɪnstrəlsɪ) /

noun plural -sies
the art of a minstrel
the poems, music, or songs of a minstrel
a troupe of minstrels
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