meaning of ballad

ballad meaning in General Dictionary

In order to make reference to in ballads

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  • to help make or sing ballads
  • A popular variety of narrative poem adapted for recitation or performing due to the fact ballad of Chevy Chase esp a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas
  • a narrative track with a recurrent refrain
  • a narrative poem of well-known source
  • A popular sorts of narrative poem, adjusted for recitation or singing; as, the ballad of Chevy Chase; esp., an emotional or intimate poem in a nutshell stanzas.
  • which will make or sing ballads.
  • To make reference to in ballads.

ballad meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 15c., from French ballade "dancing tune" (13c.), from Old Proven


ballad meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A favorite form of narrative poem, adjusted for recitation or performing; as, the ballad of Chevy Chase; esp., a sentimental or romantic poem simply speaking stanzas.

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  • (v. i.) In order to make or sing ballads.
  • (v. t.) Which will make reference to in ballads.

Sentence Examples with the word ballad

Johnny Armstrong of Gilnockie, famed in ballad and legend, was hanged, with forty of his clan, at Carlanrigg, in Teviotdale.

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