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minstrel

min·strel

minstrel

 
pronunciation:
mIn strl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a medieval musician who traveled from place to place, singing songs and reciting verses.
synonyms:
troubadour
similar words:
bard, jongleur, minnesinger
definition 2: a singer, musician, or poet.
similar words:
artist, balladeer, musician, poet, singer
definition 3: an entertainer in a type of musical comedy show characterized by white performers with blackened faces.
synonyms:
blackface
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The word minstrel contains the following part:
minist, minst Latin root that means serve, assist