trouvère

noun
trou·​vère | \ trü-ˈver How to pronounce trouvère (audio) \

Definition of trouvère

: one of a school of poets who flourished from the 11th to the 14th centuries and who composed mostly narrative works (such as chansons de geste and fabliaux) — compare troubadour

First Known Use of trouvère

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trouvère

French, from Old French troveor, troverre, from trover to compose, find, from Vulgar Latin *tropare — more at troubadour

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“Trouvère.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trouv%C3%A8re. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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