Definition of Minstrels

1. Noun. (plural of minstrel) ¹

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Definition of Minstrels

1. minstrel [n] - See also: minstrel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Minstrels

minstrel gallery
minstrel show
minstrels (current term)
mint candy
mint chocolate chip
mint condition
mint cream
mint family
mint geranium
mint imperial
mint imperials
mint jelly
mint julep

Literary usage of Minstrels

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1. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy (1866)
"I. The minstrels (A) were an order of men in the middle ages, ... The minstrels seem to have been the genuine successors of the ancient Bards (c), who, ..."

2. Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages by Edward Lewes Cutts (1872)
"GUILDS OF minstrels. J|T is not unlikely that the principal minstrel of every great noble exercised some kind of authority over all minstrels within his ..."

3. Folio (1884)
"Returning to New York, he joined Wood's minstrels, at 444 Broadway, and, after a trip through the West, he again came back and joined Wood & Christy's ..."

4. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by Thomas Allston Brown (1903)
"Hooley & Campbell's minstrels appeared all through the summer of 1862 and up to the end of November. In the company were Geo. Christy, Billy Arlington ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1903)
"His cleverness attracted attention, and he was soon engaged to travel with PT Barnum's circus, and after that with Skiff and Gaylord's minstrels. ..."

6. Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth by Nora Archibald Smith (1902)
"The snow in the street and the wind am the door. Through what green seas and great have ye past ? minstrels and maids, stand forth on the ..."

7. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"It was on the skirts of this heroic age that Homer lived, like other minstrels of his time, poor and despised. It is a matter of tradition that the lyre to ..."

8. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"... what survived of it (witness the English Chronicle) clung in form as in language to an obsolete world ; and the Norman minstrels of the higher class, ..."

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