Associations to the word «Ballad»

Wiktionary

BALLAD, noun. A kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; especially, a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.
BALLAD, noun. A slow romantic song.
BALLAD, verb. (obsolete) To make mention of in ballads.
BALLAD, verb. (intransitive) To compose or sing ballads.
BALLAD OPERA, noun. An often racy and satirical genre of English stage entertainment that originated in the 18th century.
BALLAD OPERAS, noun. Plural of ballad opera

Dictionary definition

BALLAD, noun. A narrative song with a recurrent refrain.
BALLAD, noun. A narrative poem of popular origin.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope