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Ballad meaning

ballad - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; as, the ballad of Chevy Chase; esp., a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.
  2. 2. To make or sing ballads.
  3. 3. To make mention of in ballads.
  4. 4. A popular song.

ballad - examples of usage

  1. Another ballad, lively and free as the other, published in 1648, and styled The Anarchie, or the Blest Reformation, after railing at the confusion of things in general, and names in particular, concludes with the customary jolly old English flourish: 'A health to King Charles!
  2. She remembered the words of the ballad she had learned as a child, the words spoken by the frantic father of the Roman Virginia: " And now, my own dear little girl, there is no way but this!"
  3. Our notion is of something far more weird and fiendish,- a story of fearful crimes and unhallowed compacts; something in the nightmare German ballad style....
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