Definition of Minnesong in English:

Minnesong

Pronunciation /ˈmɪnɪsɒŋ/

noun

  • Any of the songs of the minnesingers, characteristically having courtly love as a theme; these songs collectively or as a genre.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From German Minne love + song, after German Minnesang (Middle High German minnesanc).