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Definition of Ballad


  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. To make or sing ballads.
  3. To make mention of in ballads.

Ballad Quotations

Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.
Douglas MacArthur

But I think beautiful is simple and elegant, like a ballad with simple harmony.
John Fogerty

My love was Bob Dylan, but as I got older I realized a good ballad was a good ballad.
Bonnie Raitt

I have been listening a lot to The Carpenters and Neil Diamond, Elton John, and thinking, like, 'God, it'd be great to write a sort of subversive, alternative ballad,' like Lou Reed does so well with 'Perfect Day.' And I really loved 'Video Games' - at the time, it hadn't really got as big, but it's a classic song; you can't deny it.
Bat for Lashes

I wrote a song with Kara DioGuardi called 'What If,' and it's a really beautiful song. It's kind of like a rock ballad. There's a lot of guitars and drums in it.
Ashley Tisdale
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Ballad Translations

ballad in French is ballade
ballad in German is Ballade, Lied
ballad in Hungarian is ballada
ballad in Spanish is balada
ballad in Swedish is folkvisa

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