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trouvère

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noun trou·vère \trü-ˈver\

Definition of trouvère

  1. :  one of a school of poets who flourished from the 11th to the 14th centuries and who composed mostly narrative works (as chansons de geste and fabliaux) — compare troubadour



Origin and Etymology of trouvère

French, from Old French troveor, troverre, from trover to compose, find, from Vulgar Latin *tropare — more at troubadour


First Known Use: 1795


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