Definition of gleeman in English:

gleeman

noun

historical
  • A professional entertainer, especially a singer.

    • ‘Look lads, I'm a peddler… not some gleeman or minstrel.’
    • ‘The only outsiders that came here was the occasional peddler and once a gleeman came through the village and stayed at the Inn his father owned.’
    • ‘He could have learned them from the simple merchants and gleemen that occasionally passed through his meadow, if he had cared enough.’
    • ‘Singing and music were other prized skills and again there were professional musicians, called’ gleemen’, who would travel from place to place and play and sing in return for pay.’

Pronunciation

gleeman

/ˈɡliːman/