• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gleeman A name anciently given to an itinerant minstrel or musician.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gleeman A singer; specifically, in old use, a strolling minstrel or musician.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gleeman a minstrel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Glee, + man,; AS. gleóman,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gleó, mirth; Ice. glý.


In literature:

The gleeman is called Floyting Will.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The lay was finished, the gleeman's song.
"Beowulf" by Anonymous
Hagen then spied a gleeman sitting at King Etzel's board.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
Bold Irnfried ran at the gleeman, and came in scathe by his hand.
"The Fall of the Niebelungs" by Unknown
"Beowulf" by Unknown
The musical effect was heightened by the harp with which the gleeman accompanied his singing..
"English Literature" by William J. Long
Here the gleeman ceased rowing, and spoke to him in a low tone.
"Alfgar the Dane or the Second Chronicle of Aescendune" by A. D. Crake
Whereat the people marvelled, and the gleeman fared well.
"Wulfric the Weapon Thane" by Charles W. Whistler
An earlier Saxon name for this class of performers was "Gleeman," in rude English, a Jogeler or Jocular; Latin, "Joculator.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2" by Various
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous

In poetry:

This lord he had a daughter fair,
Beloved of old and young,
And nightly round the shealing-fires
Of her the gleeman sung.
"Kathleen" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Gleeman & The Geek Podcast.
Blogger Aaron Gleeman on Twins' chances in 2011.
Gleeman & the Geek Ep 60: Tickle Me Pink.
Gleeman & the Geek Ep 62: Coaching Changes and Seth Stohs.
Gleeman & the Geek Ep 54: Half Empty Or Half Full.
Gleeman & the Geek Ep 60: Tickle Me Pink.
Aaron Gleeman summed it up best with his Tuesday post, which profiled 18 of the team's best hitting prospects at the two-month mark of the season.
Baseball blogger Aaron Gleeman discusses the trade.