noun Date: 1830 a singer of ballads

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • balladeer — [bal΄ə dir′] n. a ballad singer …   English World dictionary

  • balladeer — ballad ► NOUN 1) a poem or song telling a popular story. 2) a slow sentimental or romantic song. DERIVATIVES balladeer noun balladry noun. ORIGIN Provençal balada dance, song to dance to , from Latin ballare to dance …   English terms dictionary

  • balladeer — /bal euh dear /, n. a person who sings ballads. Also, balladier. [1630 40; BALLAD + EER] * * * …   Universalium

  • balladeer — 1. noun A singer, particularly a professional singer who performs ballads. 2. verb To sing a ballad …   Wiktionary

  • balladeer — Synonyms and related words: arranger, ballad maker, ballad singer, balladist, balladmonger, bard, composer, contrapuntist, ethnomusicologist, fili, folk singer, folk rock singer, gleeman, harmonist, harmonizer, hymnist, hymnographer, hymnologist …   Moby Thesaurus

  • balladeer — n. one who sings ballads (sentimental song that tells a story) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • balladeer — bal·lad·eer …   English syllables

  • balladeer — bal•lad•eer [[t]ˌbæl əˈdɪər[/t]] n. mad a person who sings ballads • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • balladeer — /bæləˈdɪə/ (say baluh dear) noun a composer or singer of ballads. Also, balladist …   Australian English dictionary

  • balladeer — n. a singer or composer of ballads …   Useful english dictionary

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