minstrelsy

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noun min·strel·sy \ -sē \

Definition of minstrelsy

1 :the singing and playing of a minstrel
2 :a body of minstrels
3 :a group of songs or verse

Examples of minstrelsy in a Sentence

  1. the traditional forms of German minstrelsy

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Origin and Etymology of minstrelsy

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

minstrelsy Synonyms

Synonyms
poetry, poesy, song, verse
Antonyms
prose
Related Words
rhyme (also rime); blank verse, free verse, vers libre

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