Definition of Griots

1. Noun. (plural of griot) ¹



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Definition of Griots

1. griot [n] - See also: griot

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Griots

grinds
grindstone
grindstones
gringas
gringo
gringos
grinned
grinner
grinners
grinning
grinningly
grins
grins-and-giggles
grinting
griot
griots (current term)
grip
grip-car
grip car
grip cars
grip tape
gripe
gripe water
griped
gripeful
griper
gripers
gripes
gripesite
gripesites

Literary usage of Griots

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1. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1899)
"The " sofas " are the working people, and the " griots " are the musical ones. ... The '' griots '' play on flutes and rude harps the peculiar tunes of ..."

2. The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn by Elizabeth Bisland, Lafcadio Hearn (1906)
"For example, I would commence by treating the negro's musical patriotism — the strange history of the griots, who furnish so singular an example of musical ..."

3. The World's Peoples: A Popular Account of Their Bodily & Mental Characters by Augustus Henry Keane (1908)
"Throughout Senegambia an important section of the community are the despised minstrels or griots, as the French call them, a low class of musicians who ..."

4. The World's Peoples: A Popular Account of Their Bodily & Mental Characters by Augustus Henry Keane (1908)
"Throughout Senegambia an important section of the community are the despised minstrels or griots, as the French call them, a low class of musicians who ..."

5. Afro-American Folksongs: A Study in Racial and National Music by Henry Edward Krehbiel (1914)
"The weapon which these griots use against those whom they wish to injure is satire, and this species of poetical composition is a feature of the ..."

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