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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  Chase;  esp.,  a  sentimental 
  or  romantic  poem  in  short  stanzas. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ballad  \Bal"lad\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  mention  of  in  ballads.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ballad  \Bal"lad\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  or  sing  ballads.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ballad 
  n  1:  a  narrative  song  with  a  recurrent  refrain  [syn:  {lay}] 
  2:  a  narrative  poem  of  popular  origin  [syn:  {lay}] 




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