See also: Ballade
ballade (plural ballades)
- (music) Any of various genres of single-movement musical pieces having lyrical and narrative elements.
1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, OCLC 16832619:
- Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language […] his clerks […] understood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce, or a ballade, or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there.
2007 December 30, Anthony Tommasini, “A Patience to Listen, Alive and Well”, in New York Times:
- Even a 10-minute Chopin ballade for piano, let alone Messiaen’s 75-minute “Turangalila Symphony,” tries to grapple with, activate and organize a relatively substantial span of time.
- Rhymes: -aːdə
- ballad (clarification of this definition is being sought)
Declension of ballade
ballade f (plural ballades)