What does ballade mean?

ballade meaning in General Dictionary

A form of French versification often imitated in English in which 3 or 4 rhymes recur through three stanzas of eight or ten lines each the stanzas concluding with a refrain and whole poem with an envoy

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  • a poem composed of 3 stanzas and an envoy
  • A form of French versification, often imitated in English, which 3 or 4 rhymes recur through three stanzas of eight or ten outlines each, the stanzas concluding with a refrain, while the whole poem with an envoy.

ballade meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., an earlier borrowing of ballad (q.v.) with a particular metrical feeling. Officially, a poem comprising several triplets of seven- (later eight-) lined stanzas, each closing with similar range because the refrain, generally with an envoy. Popularized 19c. as a kind of musical structure by Fr


ballade - German to English

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ballade - French to English

ballad


ballade meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A form of French versification, sometimes imitated in English, where 3 or 4 rhymes recur through three stanzas of eight or ten lines each, the stanzas finishing with a refrain, additionally the entire poem with an envoy.