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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

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

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

During the 'ballad' years for me, the politics was latent; I was just falling in love with the ballads and my boyfriend. And there was the beauty of the songs.
Joan Baez

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