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bal·lad

 (băl′əd)
n.
1.
a. A narrative poem, often of folk origin and intended to be sung, consisting of simple stanzas and usually having a refrain.
b. The music for such a poem.
2. A popular song especially of a romantic or sentimental nature.

[Middle English balade, poem or song in stanza form, from Old French ballade, from Old Provençal balada, song sung while dancing, from balar, to dance, from Late Latin ballāre, to dance; see ball2.]

bal·lad′ic (bə-lăd′ĭk, bă-) adj.
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ballad

(ˈbæləd)
n
1. (Music, other) a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
2. (Poetry) a narrative poem in short stanzas of popular origin, originally sung to a repeated tune
3. (Pop Music) a slow sentimental song, esp a pop song
[C15: from Old French balade, from Old Provençal balada song accompanying a dance, from balar to dance, from Late Latin ballāre; see ball2]
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bal•lad

(ˈbæl əd)

n.
1. a simple song; air.
2. a simple narrative poem, esp. of folk origin, composed in short stanzas and adapted for singing.
3. a slow romantic or sentimental popular song.
[1350–1400; Middle English balade < Middle French < Old Provençal balada dance, dancing-song =bal(ar) to dance (< Late Latin ballāre; see ball2) + -ada -ade1]
bal•lad•ic (bəˈlæd ɪk) adj.
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ballad

1. A narrative poem in short stanzas, often of folk origin and intended to be sung.
2. A narrative song, or piece in similar style.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ballad - a narrative song with a recurrent refrainballad - a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
minstrelsy - ballads sung by minstrels
2.ballad - a narrative poem of popular originballad - a narrative poem of popular origin  
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
Edda - either of two distinct works in Old Icelandic dating from the late 13th century and consisting of 34 mythological and heroic ballads composed between 800 and 1200; the primary source for Scandinavian mythology
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ballad

noun song, saga, ditty, folk song, canzone one of the most beautiful ballads he ever wrote
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Translations
قَصيدَةٌ قَصَصِيَّةٌ شعبيّة غِنائِيّه
baladapísnička
balladefolkevise
balladi
ballada
ballaîa
baladėsentimentali daina
balāde
populárna sentimentálna pieseň

ballad

[ˈbæləd] Nbalada f; (Spanish) → romance m, corrido m (Mex)
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ballad

[ˈbæləd] n (= song) → ballade f
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ballad

n (Mus, Liter) → Ballade f
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ballad

[ˈbæləd] nballata
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ballad

(ˈbӕləd) noun
a simple, often sentimental, song. Older people prefer ballads to pop music.
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