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Definition of "minstrelsy" [min•strel•sy]

  • The art or profession of a minstrel. (noun)
  • A troupe of minstrels. (noun)
  • Ballads and lyrics sung by minstrels. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minstrelsy" in a sentence
  • "Further, Weigel's invocation of "minstrelsy" rankles."
  • "Richard, who loved "rich meats," and cared little at this time for their usual accompaniment, "minstrelsy," --"
  • "Tannhäuser is not an invention, though it is to Wagner alone that we owe his association with the famous contest of minstrelsy which is the middle picture in Wagner's drama."