balladeer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ballad +‎ -eer

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balladeer (plural balladeers)

  1. A singer, particularly a professional singer who performs ballads.

Verb[edit]

balladeer (third-person singular simple present balladeers, present participle balladeering, simple past and past participle balladeered)

  1. To sing a ballad
    • 2007 October 31, Bernard Holland, “Ives, Master of the Exotic and the Old”, New York Times:
      Revisiting familiar lied texts [] or simply balladeering in The Light That Is Felt, Ives begins songs the way we expect him to and then takes us someplace we would not have thought of going.