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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- One of a class of aristocratic German lyric poets and musicians of the 12th to the 14th centuries inspired by the French troubadours.

Usage examples (29)
  • "Do you remember Ailred of Zurich, the minnesinger?"
  • "But -- I cannot leave Humbert," said the youth, pointing to the frightened minnesinger.
  • He played upon the harp with more than common skill, and could personate the regular minnesinger to perfection.
  • "Humbert!" exclaimed the youth, in a searching whisper, "would you like to play the minnesinger in this storm?" for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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