Definitions of ballad

  1. To make mention of in ballads. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make or sing ballads. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A short, popular, narrative poem, adapted or suitable for reciting or singing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A popular song. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Any popular narrative poem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A popular semi-epic or patriotic talo of adventure or daring in verse, originally sung to the harp; a short air of simple construction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A simple popular song. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ballad

  1. As the ballad of a northern minstrel says, the gold- horned bull of the Nevilles, the silver crescent of the Percies, vanished from the field: the chiefs themselves fled over the Scotch border, their troops dispersed, their declared partisans underwent the severest punishments. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. The folk- tale and the ballad gave him the suggestion he needed. – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen