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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A poem or song that tells a story.

Usage examples (37)
  • There is one long ballad sung about how the castle was saved.
  • Child's generic title for this ballad is "Bonnie Annie," although
  • The following ballad is a curious specimen of Esthonian poetry: –
  • One of his most beautiful melodies, for example, is “We Are One”, a foofily sung ballad from the cheesy Jaws ripoff Orca. for more
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  • A "ballad" is a romantic song that tells a story, while a "ballade" is a verse form or piano composition.
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