V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a narrative song or poem, related in third person and having a rhythmic, repeating tempo

Synonyms: poem, song, narrative, tale


Tips: A ballad, whether sung or spoken, tells a story and is usually simple in its structure. In popular music, a ballad also refers to a slow love song.

Usage Examples:

We gathered around the campfire and listened to the singer's joyful ballad. (narrative song)

She made money by sitting on the street corner with her guitar and singing short ballads for whoever was willing to listen. (poetic songs)

He tried to serenade her with a loving ballad, but she thought the performance was silly. (slow love song)

Folk ballads are passed on from generation to generation and usually change and evolve over time. (songs, tales, narratives)

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