[troo-vair; French troo-ver]
- one of a class of medieval poets who flourished in northern France during the 12th and 13th centuries, wrote in langue d'oïl, and composed chiefly the chansons de geste and works on the themes of courtly love.
Compare troubadour(def 1).
Origin of trouvère
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All he had to do would be to inquire after the celebrated Mylio the Trouvere.
Trouvere was the name given to certain "improvisers," or poets, of northern France.
In the south of France the counterpart of the Trouvere was called "troubadour."
Wace, the Norman-French trouvere, dedicated to her his 'Brut.'Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2
Charles Dudley Warner
A troubadour or trouvere was a poet who sang his own compositions to his own music.Masters of the Guild
trouveur (French truvœr)
- any of a group of poets of N France during the 12th and 13th centuries who composed chiefly narrative works
C19: from French, from Old French troveor, from trover to compose; related to troubadour