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.
- Also trouveur.
- Compare troubadour (def. 1).
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How to use trouvère in a sentence
Goose-Skin runs after the trouvere, and imitating the gestures of the deaf-and-dumb, indicates that he pledges himself to silence.
The trouvere walks rapidly towards the hedge, holding Florette by the hand.
The trouvere re-enters the garden and speedily issues out of it with Florette, whom he has wrapped in his cloak.
Foulques of Bercy, on his part, surprised at seeing the trouvere suddenly armed, remains for a moment in perplexity.
The witnesses to the combat hurry to bring aid to the vanquished, and for an instant forget the trouvere.
British Dictionary definitions for trouvère
any of a group of poets of N France during the 12th and 13th centuries who composed chiefly narrative works
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