Definition of Minstrelsy

1. Noun. A troupe of minstrels.

Generic synonyms: Company, Troupe

2. Noun. Ballads sung by minstrels.
Generic synonyms: Ballad, Lay

3. Noun. The art of a minstrel.
Generic synonyms: Art, Artistry, Prowess

Definition of Minstrelsy

1. n. The arts and occupation of minstrels; the singing and playing of a minstrel.

Definition of Minstrelsy

1. Noun. The musical and other art and craft of a minstrel. ¹

2. Noun. A group of minstrels. ¹

3. Noun. Any similar modern group performing song and verse. ¹

4. Noun. A collection of minstrel ballads. ¹

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Definition of Minstrelsy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Minstrelsy

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

Literary usage of Minstrelsy

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1. Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature by Margaret Ball (1907)
"We think of the Border minstrelsy as the first work which resulted from the ... We learn from the introduction to the third part of the minstrelsy that some ..."

2. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1895)
"CHAPTER XI THE DECAY OF ENGLISH minstrelsy STRICTLY speaking, a history which is mainly intended to trace the development of literary and dramatic poetry in ..."

3. Scottish Vernacular Literature: A Succinct History by Thomas Finlayson Henderson (1910)
"... II minstrelsy AND ROMANCE EARLY FRAGMENTS OF PATRIOTIC minstrelsy—'THOMAS OF ... THAT minstrelsy was in high repute in the ..."

4. A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John by Charles Dexter Cleveland (1862)
"There are different opinions as to its origin, which the reader may see stated in Sir Walter Scott's "minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. ..."

5. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"... minstrelsy of the Scottish Border reviewed, 433-5 , Yorkshire, 95 Folktales: (see also under various types, such as Bertha type of folktales) ..."

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