minnesinger

noun
min·​ne·​sing·​er | \ ˈmi-nə-ˌsiŋ-ər How to pronounce minnesinger (audio) , -ˌziŋ- \

Definition of minnesinger

: any of a class of German poets and musicians of the 12th to the 14th centuries

First Known Use of minnesinger

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for minnesinger

German, from Middle High German, from minne love + singer singer

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“Minnesinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minnesinger. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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