Definition of Ballads

1. Noun. (plural of ballad) ¹



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Definition of Ballads

1. ballad [n] - See also: ballad

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballads

balladeers
ballader
balladers
ballades
balladic
balladin
ballading
balladins
balladist
balladists
balladlike
balladmonger
balladmongers
balladries
balladry
ballads (current term)
ballan
ballans
ballant
ballanted
ballants
ballarag
ballaragged
ballaragging
ballast
ballast resistor
ballast resistors
ballast tank
ballast tanks
ballastage

Literary usage of Ballads

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1. History of Spanish Literature by George Ticknor (1891)
"Even that chivalry, which was so akin to the character and condition of Spain when the ballads appeared, fails to sweep by us, with the train of its ..."

2. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry by Thomas Percy (1887)
"ballads. He was a wise man, that friend of Fletcher of Saltoun, who said that if a man were allowed to make the ballads of a people, he cared not who made ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1891)
"ALMOST all the ballads and songs of Scotland have some local colour, ... So many of these ballads were first printed, and even first copied in writing, ..."

4. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"And a still better face is put upon the matter when we come to what is called minor poetry and especially to ballads. In a history, and especially a short ..."

5. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1912)
"In treating of the ballads, or old popular poetry of England, ... About the authors of the ballads, and their historical date, we know nothing. ..."

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