bal·​lad·​ist ˈba-lə-dist How to pronounce balladist (audio)
: a person who writes or sings ballads

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When he first was hired, the station’s programming consisted of old trios and guitar groups, romantic balladists from Spain and South America and the old mambo and cha-cha-cha orquestras. Roy Trakin, Variety, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History


ballad + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balladist was in 1761

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“Balladist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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