[min-struh l-see] /ˈmɪn strəl si/

the art or practice of a minstrel.
minstrels’ songs, ballads, etc.:
a collection of Scottish minstrelsy.
noun (pl) -sies
the art of a minstrel
the poems, music, or songs of a minstrel
a troupe of minstrels

c.1300, menstracie, “music as produced on an instrument; action of making music for entertainment; musicians or entertainers generally,” from Anglo-French menestralsie, from Old French menestrel (see minstrel).


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