Definition of ballad
- a ballad about King Arthur
- a ballad they danced to at their wedding reception
a ballad about King Arthur
a haunting ballad about lost love and loneliness
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: a slow popular song that is typically about love
: a kind of poem or song that tells a story (such as a story about a famous person from history)
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