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Meaning of troubadour

trou•ba•dour

Pronunciation: (tr'bu-dôr", -dōr", -door"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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. Cf.
  2. any wandering singer or minstrel.
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