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ballad

noun

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a short musical composition for the human voice often with instrumental accompaniment
  • a haunting ballad about lost love and loneliness

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The first known use of ballad was in the 15th century

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“Ballad.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ballad. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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