bal·​lad·​eer | \ ˌba-lə-ˈdir How to pronounce balladeer (audio) \

Definition of balladeer

: a singer of ballads

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There, balladeers could sing protest songs, women could smoke hookah next to men, and cubicles provided space where the devout could retire to pray. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "“Midnight Traveler” Expands the Narrative of the Refugee Documentary," 17 Sep. 2019 Camilo Sesto, a Spanish singer and songwriter who rose to prominence in the 1970s as a romantic balladeer, then went on to sell more than 100 million records, died Sept. 8 at a hospital in Madrid. Washington Post, "Camilo Sesto, Spanish balladeer and pop star, dies at 72," 8 Sep. 2019 Her distinctive voice — evoking classic balladeers like Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee — is as memorable as her savvy songwriting. kansascity, "KC concerts June 6-12: Luis Miguel, Billie Eilish, Sublime with Rome, Snarky Puppy," 4 June 2019 Many male balladeers, from Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross to R. Kelly and John Legend, have been inspired by his tender approach. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Barry White’s Music of Love," 11 Oct. 2018 The visionary K-Pop idol Rain, balladeer Baek Ji-young and fast-rising girl group Red Velvet each had their full-throated partisans in the audience, one heavily Korean but also notably diverse. August Brown,, "NCT 127 is leading the next generation of K-Pop," 16 May 2018 Between former and current girl group members furthering their sonic identities and the likes of hip-hop veteran and balladeer Yoonmirae dropping a feminist anthem, these releases all revel in these performers’ distinct styles and individuality. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Female Korean Solo Artists Are Flourishing in April With New Singles From Luna, Hyolyn, Yoonmirae & More," 24 Apr. 2018 BTS’ Jungkook and Korean-American balladeer Roy Kim shared a musical bromance with the world this week, when the pair paid homage to one another through covers of each other's songs. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "BTS' Jungkook & Roy Kim Cover Each Other's Songs: Listen," 15 Mar. 2018 Apart from being massively successful in his own music career, the pop balladeer has also dabbled in the world of Broadway, earning a Tony Award nomination for his principle role as Pierre in the hit musical The Great Comet of 1812. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "A Timeline of Tony Awards Host Josh Groban's Surprising Dating History," 10 June 2018

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1714, in the meaning defined above

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