minstrel

  • 1 minstrel — mìnstrel m DEFINICIJA glazb. 1. pov. a. v. menestrel b. svirač i pjevač u srednjovjekovnoj Engleskoj, putujući ili stalno na dvoru; u širem smislu zabavljač, pripovjedač, žongler, akrobat 2. šoumen u SAD u, obično kombinira pjevanje, komiku i… …

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  • 2 minstrel — [min′strəl] n. [ME menestrel < OFr, minstrel, servant, orig., official < LL ministerialis, imperial officer < L ministerium,MINISTRY] 1. any of a medieval class of entertainers who traveled from place to place: known esp. for singing and …

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  • 3 Minstrel — Min strel, n. [OE. minstrel, menestral, OF. menestrel, fr. LL. ministerialis servant, workman (cf. ministrellus harpist), fr. L. ministerium service. See {Ministry}, and cf. {Ministerial}.] In the Middle Ages, one of an order of men who subsisted …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 minstrel — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. menestrel entertainer, poet, musician; servant, workman; good for nothing, rogue, from M.L. ministralis servant, jester, singer, from L.L. ministerialem (nom. ministerialis) imperial household officer, one having an… …

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  • 5 minstrel — bard, troubadour, *poet, versifier, rhymer, rhymester, poetaster …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 minstrel — ► NOUN ▪ a medieval singer or musician. ORIGIN Old French menestral entertainer, servant , from Latin ministerialis officer …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 minstrel — /min streuhl/, n. 1. a medieval poet and musician who sang or recited while accompanying himself on a stringed instrument, either as a member of a noble household or as an itinerant troubadour. 2. a musician, singer, or poet. 3. one of a troupe… …

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  • 8 Minstrel — For the 19th century American form of music and performance known as minstrelsy, see minstrel show. For the chocolate sweets sold in the UK, see Minstrels (chocolate). For the Irish patriotic song, see The Minstrel Boy. Jongleur redirects here.… …

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  • 9 Minstrel — Plakat für eine Minstrel Show von William H. West, um 1900 Als Minstrel wurde eine im 19. Jahrhundert populäre Form der Unterhaltungsmusik in den USA bezeichnet. Die Minstrel Musik begann in den 1830er Jahren bekannt zu werden und löste sich… …

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  • 10 Minstrel — El Minstrel (usualmente en inglés, dicho en plural, los minstrels, o adjetivado, minstrelsy) era un género teatral musical, típicamente norteamericano, cuyo periodo de mayor esplendor se sitúa entre 1840 y 1900. Se trataba de un género que, de… …

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  • 11 Minstrel — Mịns|trel auch: Mịnst|rel 〈m. 6; in England u. Frankreich im MA〉 Sänger, Spielmann im Dienst eines Fürsten [engl., <afrz. menestrel „Diener, Spielmann“] * * * Minstrel   [ mɪnstrəl; englisch, von Menestrel] der, s/ s,    1) Bezeichnung für… …

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  • 12 minstrel — Synonyms and related words: Broadway musical, Meistersinger, Parnassian, Singspiel, arch poet, artist, artiste, ballad maker, ballad opera, ballad singer, balladeer, balladist, balladmonger, ballet, ballet divertissement, bard, beat poet,… …

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  • 13 minstrel —    Minstrels were originally traveling professional entertainers of late medieval Europe in the tradition of the earlier SCOP or JONGLEUR.While some minstrels were clearly attached at least semipermanently to noble houses, most typically they… …

    Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • 14 minstrel — n. a wandering minstrel * * * [ mɪnstrəl] a wandering minstrel …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 minstrel — UK [ˈmɪnstrəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms minstrel : singular minstrel plural minstrels 1) a singer or musician who travelled and performed in the Middle Ages 2) a white entertainer during the 19th and early 20th centuries who copied the… …

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  • 16 minstrel — noun Etymology: Middle English menestrel, from Anglo French menestral official, servant, minstrel, from Late Latin ministerialis imperial household officer, from Latin ministerium service, from minister servant more at minister Date: 14th century …

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  • 17 minstrel — min|strel [ˈmınstrəl] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: menestrel servant, minstrel , from Latin minister; MINISTER1] 1.) a singer or musician in the Middle Ages 2.) one of a group of white singers and dancers who pretended to be black… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 Minstrel — Mins|trel* der; s, s <aus engl. minstrel, dies über altfr. ministrel, menestrel aus mlat. ministerialis »Dienstmann«, vgl. ↑Ministeriale>: 1. mittelalterlicher Spielmann u. Sänger in England im Dienste eines Adligen; vgl. ↑Menestrel. 2.… …

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  • 19 minstrel — [13] Originally minstrel, like its close relative minister, denoted a ‘servant’. Its musical associations are a comparatively recent development. It goes back ultimately to late Latin ministeriālis ‘official’, a derivative of Latin ministerium… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 minstrel — [[t]mɪ̱nstrəl[/t]] minstrels N COUNT In medieval times, a minstrel was a singer and musician who travelled around and entertained noble families …

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