one of a class of medieval lyric poets who flourished principally in southern France from the 11th to 13th centuries, and wrote songs and poems of a complex metrical form in langue d'oc, chiefly on themes of courtly love.: Compare trouvère.
any wandering singer or minstrel.
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How to use troubadour in a sentence
Champagne is uncorked, cigars are lit and the troubadours spill out of the house.Revisiting ‘The Visitors’: An oral history of Ragnar Kjartansson’s multimedia masterpiece | Sebastian Smee, Gabriel Florit, Joanne Lee | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
More lighthearted than Game of Thrones—there’s a singing troubadour as comic sidekick in many scenes—The Witcher got mixed reviews, but each episode gets stronger as the season progresses, and ultimately satisfies the fantasy itch.These Are the Best Fantasy TV Show Adaptations to Watch Now | Raisa Bruner | April 27, 2021 | Time
This new musical reaffirms their status as troubadours of the pandemic, a distinction underlined last fall, when their “Keep Going Song” went viral on YouTube.Give this folk rock duo 27 minutes. They’ll give you a musically heartbreaking world. | Peter Marks | March 18, 2021 | Washington Post
He is also the author of Mellencamp: American troubadour (forthcoming, University Press of Kentucky).
Llewyn Davis is a troubadour and vagabond, one who happens to be in grief.‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Star Oscar Isaac Is About to Be a Very Big Deal | Kevin Fallon | December 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The band is now touring Britain, after playing at the troubadour in London and releasing their second CD.‘Downton Abbey’ Star Elizabeth McGovern on Season 3, ‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding,’ and More | Lorenza Muñoz | December 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But he had neither the gentle troubadour's art, as the knights of Provence, nor the deeper lore of the Spaniard.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
This ragged, beard-begrown troubadour, the graceful, elegant Caillette of Francis' court?Under the Rose | Frederic Stewart Isham
Manrico a very robust type of troubadour—but oughtn't a troubadour to carry about a guitar, or a lute, or something?
It is fortunate for you, sir, that the Duchess Joan wears her hair short, like a Northman or a bantling troubadour.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
But he sees this troubadour has put his poor old nose out of joint for him.
British Dictionary definitions for troubadour
any of a class of lyric poets who flourished principally in Provence and N Italy from the 11th to the 13th centuries, writing chiefly on courtly love in complex metric form
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