jon·​gleur | \ zhōⁿ-ˈglər How to pronounce jongleur (audio) \

Definition of jongleur

: an itinerant medieval entertainer proficient in juggling, acrobatics, music, and recitation

Examples of jongleur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walls at their East Bay brewpub are fancifully illustrated with dancing jongleurs and toasting woodland creatures, adapted mostly from woodcuts that Alex encountered while working on her doctorate in 16th and 17th century English lit. Alyssa Pereira, San Francisco Chronicle, "The five new breweries to try during SF Beer Week 2018," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of jongleur

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jongleur

French, from Old French jogleour — more at juggler

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“Jongleur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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