BAL'LAD, n. A song; originally, a solemn song of praise; but now a meaner kind of popular song.
BAL'LAD, v.i. To make or sing ballads.
BAL'LAD, n. [It. ballata, a ball, a dance, a ballad; Fr. ballade, a song, and baladin, a dancer. See Ball.]
A song; originally a solemn song of praise; but new a meaner kind of popular song. – Watts.
To make or sing ballads. – Shak.
- A popular kind of narrative
poem, adapted for recitation or singing; as, the ballad of Chevy
Chase; esp., a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.
- To make or sing
- To make mention of in