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  • nounballad singer
  • nounentertainer

synonyms for minstrel

  • troubadour
  • balladeer
  • bard
  • jongleur
  • musician
  • poet
  • folk singer
  • lyric poet
  • minnesinger
  • street singer
  • trouveur
  • trouvère
  • trovatore
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How to use minstrel in a sentence

At one end, and acting as interlocutor for this impromptu minstrel show, - 50 -presides one of the best fellows in the world.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
They could revel in the rugged measures of ‘Marmion,’ in the whirl and clatter of the ‘Last Minstrel.’
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
The Lay of the Last Minstrel was his first original piece of any length and his first great popular success.
SIR WALTER SCOTTWILLIAM PATON KER
Now, while the minstrel sang and touched his instrument, a fair youth stood up from the rosy sea of peonies by the pond.
JAPANESE FAIRY TALESGRACE JAMES
All festal occasions in Circassian life are enlivened by the presence of the minstrel.
LIFE OF SCHAMYLJOHN MILTON MACKIE
The wandering minstrel is the principal schoolmaster in the Caucasus.
LIFE OF SCHAMYLJOHN MILTON MACKIE
Here a king or prince has a minstrel, honoured as were the minstrels described in the ancient Irish books of law.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
At the far end was a stage, and on it stood the minstrel, dimmed by intervening tobacco smoke.
AN ARKANSAS PLANTEROPIE PERCIVAL READ
Beside the fire were the seats of the master and mistress of the house, of the minstrel, and of honoured guests.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
Alfred had never thought of a clown or a minstrel except as one rolling in wealth.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MINSTREL

  • balladeer
  • minstrel
  • poet
  • rhapsodist
  • strolling minstrel
  • versifier
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.