Definition of Ballade

1. Noun. A poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoy.

Generic synonyms: Poem, Verse Form

Definition of Ballade

1. n. A form of French versification, sometimes imitated in English, in which three or four rhymes recur through three stanzas of eight or ten lines each, the stanzas concluding with a refrain, and the whole poem with an envoy.

Definition of Ballade

1. Noun. (music) Any of various genres of single-movement musical pieces having lyrical and narrative elements ¹

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Definition of Ballade

1. a type of poem [n -S] - See also: poem

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballade

ball sacks
ball thrombus
ball up
ball valve
ball valve action
ball variance
ball washer
ball washers
ballad maker
ballad opera
ballad operas
ballade (current term)

Literary usage of Ballade

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1. Orthometry: A Treatise on the Art of Versification and the Technicalities of by Robert Frederick Brewer (1893)
"THE ballade. The ballade consists of three stanzas of eight or ten lines, ... FOR ME THE BLITHE ballade. Of all the songs that dwell Where softest speech ..."

2. An Introduction to Poetry: For Students of English Literature by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1909)
"The ballade, on the whole the most used and the least artificial of all these forms, commonly appears as a poem in three stanzas of either eight or ten ..."

3. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, & C. by Gleeson White (1888)
"FOR ME THE BLITHE ballade. Of all the songs that dwell Where softest speech ... no, For me the blithe ballade ! O'er some, the villanelle, That sets the ..."

4. Of Much Love and Some Knowledge of Books by Henry Eduard Legler, Caxton Club (1912)
"As grave as minster bell At vesper tolling low, Do some their praise bestow; Some on sestinas sad; But would I choose them?—no, For me the blithe ballade! ..."

5. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"... Op. 39; 2 polonaises, Wagner; and in 1524 he published a 37; ballade in F, ... A flat ballade, Op. ment, practised by Johann Sebastian 47 ; 2 nocturnes, ..."

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