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gleeman

[glee-muh n] /ˈgli mən/
noun, plural gleemen.
1.
(in medieval times) an itinerant singer; minstrel.
Origin of gleeman
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English glēoman. See glee1, -man
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  • You were the little clerk who sat so mum in the corner, and then cried fy on the gleeman.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "The danger is yet to come," said the gleeman, in a low tone.

  • Thou art not fit to be called a gleeman beside the singers of Denmark.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman
  • gleeman continued to be the name given to a minstrel both in England and Scotland almost as long as this order of men continued.

  • And it was a mighty fight, and a good fight, and of it the scalds and the gleeman sang for many a day.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman
  • Beer for the lads of the forest, mead for the gleeman, strong waters for the tinker, and wine for the rest.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Hereric remembered the suspicions of the gleeman after the death of King Ella.

    The Paladins of Edwin the Great Clements R. Markham
  • The others, however, drew closer, leaving the place of honor to the right of the gleeman to the free-handed new-comer.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • One was a cook, who "came to buy milk," says the chronicler; the other seemingly a gleeman.

  • "Methinks I have some remembrance of the lilt," remarked the gleeman, running his fingers over the strings.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for gleeman

gleeman

/ˈɡliːmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(obsolete) a minstrel
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