ballad definition

  • noun:
    • A narrative poem, often of people origin and designed to be sung, composed of quick stanzas and often having a refrain.
    • The music for such a poem.
    • a favorite song specifically of an enchanting or sentimental nature.
    • A long tune or poem that informs a story.
    • A slow enchanting pop tune.
    • a favorite sort of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or performing; ; esp., a sentimental or intimate poem in a nutshell stanzas.
    • A song intended as an accompaniment to a dance.
    • The track that such a song is sung.
    • A short narrative poem, especially one adapted for singing; a poem partly epic and partially lyric.
    • In music, initially, a short and simple singing melody, often adapted to one or more stanza of poetry and achieving a simple instrumental accompaniment.
    • a narrative poem of well-known origin
    • a narrative track with a recurrent refrain
  • verb:
    • To make reference to in ballads.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to create or sing ballads.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to help make mention of in ballads.
  • others:
    • to help make or sing ballads.
    • To celebrate in a ballad.

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