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noun as in ballad singer

noun as in entertainer

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What kind of minstrel show he gave to win his freedom is not known.

I started with a minstrel show, making eight bucks a night, three nights a week.

The idea that Cyrus staged what amounts to a minstrel show Sunday night is an interesting, though debatable, one.

In a tradition that goes back to the days of the minstrel show, the banjo player doubled as a comedian.

They perceived it as symbolic sexual service in the minstrel lane.

At one end, and acting as interlocutor for this impromptu minstrel show, - 50 -presides one of the best fellows in the world.

They could revel in the rugged measures of ‘Marmion,’ in the whirl and clatter of the ‘Last Minstrel.’

The Lay of the Last Minstrel was his first original piece of any length and his first great popular success.

Now, while the minstrel sang and touched his instrument, a fair youth stood up from the rosy sea of peonies by the pond.

All festal occasions in Circassian life are enlivened by the presence of the minstrel.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to minstrel, such as: troubadour, balladeer, bard, jongleur, musician, and poet.

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