Synonyms of 'minstrel'
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bard (archaic , literary)
A bard is a poet.
the epic and myth which formed the bard's repertoire
A singer is a person who sings, especially as a job.
My mother was a singer in a dance band.
Thesaurus for minstrel from the Collins English Thesaurus
In medieval times, a minstrel was a singer and musician who travelled around and entertained noble families.