Minstrel vs Trouveur - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between minstrel and trouveur
is that minstrel
is (historical) a medieval traveling entertainer who would sing and recite poetry, often to his own musical accompaniment while trouveur
is (dated) a minstrel, a troubadour.
(historical) A medieval traveling entertainer who would sing and recite poetry, often to his own musical accompaniment.
One of a troupe of entertainers who wore black makeup (blackface) to present a variety show of song, dance and banjo music; now considered racist.
* 1885 —
*: A wandering minstrel I —
*: A thing of shreds and patches,
*: Of ballads, songs and snatches,
* (traveling musical entertainer) bard, folk singer, troubadour
(dated) A minstrel, a troubadour.
* 1796 , '', Book IV, 1829, ''The Poetical Works of Robert Southey ,
- Meantime the Trouveur struck the harp; he sang
- Of Lancelot du Lake, the truest Knight
* 1834 , Robert Thomson, Treatise on the Progress of Literature and its Effects on Society ,
- That ever loved fair Lady;
* 1835 , , Curiosities of Literature , First Series,
- But, secondly, a great many of these tales were borrowed from the narratives of the trouveurs or minstrels who wandered through the north of France, relating stories or reciting poems for the amusement of their entertainers.
- The origin of these tales must be traced to the inventions of the Trouveurs , who doubtless often adopted them from various nations.