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troubadourtrou‧ba‧dour /ˈtruːbədɔː, -dʊə $ -dɔːr, -dʊr/ noun [countable]  APa type of singer and poet who travelled around the palaces and castles of Southern Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries
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troubadourTo the Cathar troubadour as to the psalmist it seemed as though there was little justice.The catalyst for her new ensemble was undoubtedly her 1987 marriage to her fellow troubadour Mr David Stewart.Barefoot Gaelic troubadour joiedevivre captured, well, somewhere else, frankly.With her short swinging hair, she looked like a medieval troubadour.To make matters worse it is clear that much troubadour poetry was concerned with adultery.Nor was he just a patron of troubadours.James McMurtry is an unusual singer-songwriter, a gentle, thoughtful troubadour who writes songs that unfold like short stories.We rode along like three troubadours from some romantic tale.
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