ballad ballad  /ˈbæ ləd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
  2. (n) a narrative poem of popular origin

Synonym(s)

lay

Usage(s):

  1. Unlike most country singers, Womack knows that ballad singing isn't an Olympian test of lung capacity.
  2. Then a ballad that kind of swings, if heavy metal ballad can swing.
  3. For one ballad alone, There Lived an Old Lord on the Northern Sea, he knows 50 stanzas.

News

  1. Day recognized for musicianship

    Andrea Day, a seventh-grade student at Foothills Middle School, was recognized for her “outstanding musicianship” during the John Moawad Jazz festival at Central Washington University last month. Day, the daughter of Jack and Lisa Day of Wenatchee, was featured as a flugelhorn soloist on the jazz ballad “As If to Say Goodbye” with the Foothills Middle School advanced jazz band at the competition ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Videos: (@JeanBaylor) Jean Baylor - Father's Song (Tribute To Fathers)

    Jean Baylor releases a touching ballad for Father's Day aptly titled "Father's Song."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Singersroom

  3. Civil Wars: Hear 'The One That Got Away'

    By Grady Smith First song from upcoming self-titled album (due August 6) is a crackling, morose blues-rock ballad
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Quotes

  1. The lyrics for the song published in 1913 were written by an English lawyer, Frederick Edward Weatherly, who never even visited Ireland, according to Malachy McCourt, author of the book "Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad."
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Frederick Weatherly Source: FOXNews

  2. "It's a ballad, so I think Blake will have to do his own interpretation of it," Cowell said, referring to Lewis' penchant for arrangements that include beatboxing. "That's what he does well."
    on May 22, 2007 By: Simon Cowell Source: Forbes

  3. "Any band that can go from 'Don't Want to Miss A Thing' (Aerosmith's #1 smash hit) to the ass-kicking 'Sweet Emotion' to the cheekiness of 'Love in an Elevator,' to the classic ballad 'Dream On' shows why Activision chose us to headline this game...
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Steven Tyler Source: Play.tm

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