Meistersinger

noun
Meis·​ter·​sing·​er | \ ˈmī-stər-ˌsiŋ-ər How to pronounce Meistersinger (audio) , -ˌziŋ- \
plural Meistersinger or Meistersingers

Definition of Meistersinger

: a member of any of various German guilds formed chiefly in the 15th and 16th centuries by workingmen and craftsmen for the cultivation of poetry and music

First Known Use of Meistersinger

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Meistersinger

German, from Middle High German, from meister master + singer singer

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“Meistersinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Meistersinger. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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