Minstrel

==History== Initially, minstrels were simply servants at court, and entertained the lord and courtiers with chansons de geste or their local equivalent. The term minstrel derives from Old French ménestrel (also menesterel, menestral), which is a derivative from Italian ministrello (also menestrello), from Middle Latin ministralis `retainer,` an.....
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minstrel

(Old French and Provençal: menestrel; from Latin ministerium, `service`), between the 12th and 17th centuries, a professional entertainer of any ... [11 related articles]
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minstrel

[n] - a performer in a minstrel show 2. [v] - celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels
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Minstrel

• (n.) In the Middle Ages, one of an order of men who subsisted by the arts of poetry and music, and sang verses to the accompaniment of a harp or other instrument; in modern times, a poet; a bard; a singer and harper; a musician.
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Minstrel

[1810] Minstrel was a 672 ton merchant ship and convict ship that transported convicts to Australia. Under the command of John Reid, Minstrel left England on 4 June 1812 with 127 female convicts. She sailed via Rio de Janeiro and arrived at Port Jackson on 25 October. Two female convicts died on the voyage. Minstrel left Port Jackson on 14 ...
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Minstrel

Min'strel noun [ Middle English minstrel , menestral , Old French menestrel , from Late Latin ministerialis servant, workman (cf. ministrellus harpist), from Latin ministerium service. See Ministry , and confer Ministerial .] In the Middle Ages...
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Minstrel

A minstrel is a singer and musical performer on instruments. In the middle ages minstrels were a class of men who subsisted by the arts of poetry and music, and sang to the harp or other instrument verses composed by themselves or others. The person of the minstrel was sacred; his profession was a passport; he was 'high placed in hall, a welcome gu...
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Minstrel

HMS Minstrel was a British Algerine Class minesweeper of 950 tons displacement launched in 1944. HMS Minstrel was powered by two 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 16.5 knots. She carried a peacetime complement of 85 and between 104 and 138 in war. For defence she was armed with one 4-inch dual-purpose gun; four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns a...
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Minstrel

Itinerant medieval musician/singer/story teller/poet. See bard and jongleur.
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minstrel

minstrel, professional secular musician of the Middle Ages. The modern application of the term is general and includes the jongleurs. Certain very able jongleurs ceased their wanderings and were attached to a court to play or sing the songs of the troubadours or trouvères who employed them. To ...
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minstrel

Professional entertainer of any kind, but particularly a musician, in the 12th-17th centuries. Most common in the Middle Ages, minstrels were usually in...
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Minstrel

Those who entertain through music and singing.
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