[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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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
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