• A kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; especially, a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.

    "The poet composed a ballad praising the heroic exploits of the fallen commander."

  • A slow romantic song.

    "On Friday nights, the roller rink had a time-block called "Lovers' Lap" when they played nothing but ballads on the overhead speakers."


  • (intransitive) To compose or sing ballads.
  • (obsolete) To make mention of in ballads.

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