minstrelsy

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noun min·strel·sy \-sē\

Definition of minstrelsy

  1. 1 :  the singing and playing of a minstrel

  2. 2 :  a body of minstrels

  3. 3 :  a group of songs or verse

Examples of minstrelsy in a sentence

  1. <the traditional forms of German minstrelsy>

Origin and Etymology of minstrelsy

Middle English minstralcie, from Anglo-French menestralsie, from menestral


First Known Use: 14th century


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