One of a school of poets who flourished in Northern France from the eleventh to the fourteenth century.
An itinerant composer and performer of songs in medieval Europe; a jongleur or travelling minstrel.
One of a school of poets who flourished from the eleventh to the thirteenth century, principally in Provence, in the south of France, and also in the north of Italy. They invented, and especially cultivated, a kind of lyrical poetry characterized by intricacy of meter and rhyme, and usually of a romantic, amatory strain.
a singer of folk songs
a French medieval lyric poet composing and singing in Provençal in the 11th to 13th centuries, especially on the theme of courtly love.
a poet who writes verse to music.
A troubadour (English: , French: [tʁubaduʁ] (listen); Occitan: trobador [tɾuβaˈðu] (listen)) was a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100–1350). Since the word troubadour is etymologically masculine, a female troubadour is usually called a trobairitz.