In French he was called jongleur or jugleur, menestrel or menestrier. Sancho, forward, in a high sweet voice like a jongleur 's voice, was singing to the men an endless ballad. What Do “a.m.” And “p.m.” Stand For?
It was the jongleurs who sang the chansons de geste, fabliaux, and other romances and lyrics written by the trouveres, although sometimes a jongleur was also a trouvere: that is, he would be both poet and singer-musician.
Compare goliard. There has come a travelling jongleur from Auvergne, who tells a wonderful tale of your deed at Valmont. So the angels gave the lad white wings like their own, and a great viol like a jongleur 's.
jon·gleur | \ zhōⁿ-ˈglər \. : an itinerant medieval entertainer proficient in juggling, acrobatics, music, and recitation.