Ballad

  • 1 Ballad — Bal lad, n. [OE. balade, OF. balade, F. ballade, fr. Pr. ballada a dancing song, fr. ballare to dance; cf. It. ballata. See 2d {Ball}, n., and {Ballet}.] A popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; as, the ballad of Chevy …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Ballad — Bal lad, v. i. To make or sing ballads. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Ballad — Bal lad, v. t. To make mention of in ballads. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 ballad — англ. [бэ/лэд] ballade [бэла/д] 1) баллада 2) в эстрад. музыке и джазе медленная пьеса с темой в 32 такта …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 5 ballad — (n.) late 15c., from Fr. ballade dancing song (13c.), from O.Prov. ballada (poem for a) dance, from balar to dance, from L.L. ballare to dance (see BALL (Cf. ball) (n.2)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 ballad — [n] narrative song carol, chant, ditty, serenade; concept 595 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 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

  • 8 ballad — [bal′əd] n. [ME balad < OFr ballade, dancing song < OProv ballada, (poem for a) dance < balar, to dance < LL ballare: see BALL2] 1. a romantic or sentimental song with the same melody for each stanza 2. a song or poem that tells a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 ballad — balladic /beuh lad ik/, adj. balladlike, adj. /bal euhd/, n. 1. any light, simple song, esp. one of sentimental or romantic character, having two or more stanzas all sung to the same melody. 2. a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in… …

    Universalium

  • 10 Ballad — A ballad is a poem usually set to music; thus, it often is a story told in a song. Any myth form may be told as a ballad, such as historical accounts or fairy tales in verse form. It usually has foreshortened, alternating four stress lines (… …

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  • 11 Ballad — «Хор» Баллада …

    Википедия

  • 12 ballad —    Ballads, specifically folk ballads (also called traditional or popular ballads), are narrative folk songs transmitted orally among the common people in preliterate or partially literate societies.While ballads are known to have existed… …

    Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • 13 ballad — [[t]bæ̱ləd[/t]] ballads 1) N COUNT A ballad is a long song or poem which tells a story in simple language. ...an eighteenth century ballad about some lost children called the Babes in the Wood. 2) N COUNT A ballad is a slow, romantic, popular… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 ballad — n. a folk; lewd, ribald ballad * * * [ bæləd] lewd ribald ballad a folk …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 ballad — UK [ˈbæləd] / US noun [countable] Word forms ballad : singular ballad plural ballads 1) music a popular love song 2) literature a long poem that tells a story …

    English dictionary

  • 16 ballad — noun Etymology: Middle English balade ballade, song, from Middle French, from Old Occitan balada dance, song sung while dancing, from balar to dance, from Late Latin ballare Date: 14th century 1. a. a narrative composition in r …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 ballad — noun a) A long song or poem that tells a story. The poet composed a ballad praising the heroic exploits of the fallen commander. b) A slow romantic pop song. On Friday nights, the roller rink had a time block called Lovers Lap when they played… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 ballad — noun Ballad is used after these nouns: ↑love, ↑rock …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 ballad — noun a ballad sung by Burl Ives Syn: song, folk song, chantey, ditty, canzone; poem, tale, saga …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 ballad — /ˈbæləd / (say baluhd) noun 1. a simple narrative poem, often of popular origin, composed in short stanzas, especially one of romantic character and adapted for singing. 2. any light, simple song, especially one of sentimental or romantic… …

    Australian English dictionary