Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “troubadour”

troubadour

noun [C]     /ˈtruː.bə.dɔːr/ US  /-dɔːr/
a male poet and singer who travelled around southern France and northern Italy between the 11th and 13th centuries entertaining rich peopleMiddle Ages (medieval Period) 501-1500Entertainers in general
(Definition of troubadour noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of troubadour

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Middle Ages (medieval Period) 501-1500, but you might be interested in these topics from the History topic area:

Translations of “troubadour”

Word of the Day

altruistic

showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More