ballade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ballade. Doublet of ballad.

Noun[edit]

ballade (plural ballades)

  1. (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, [], 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.
    • 1915, Richard Le Gallienne, Vanishing Roads and Other Essays:
      "Dead and gone!" as Andrew Lang re-echoes in a sweetly mournful ballade []
    • 2007 December 30, Anthony Tommasini, “A Patience to Listen, Alive and Well”, in New York Times[1]:
      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.
  2. (poetry) A poem of one or more triplets of seven- or eight-line stanzas, each ending with the same line as refrain, and usually an envoi; more generally, any poem in stanzas of equal length.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ballade.

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ballade c (singular definite balladen, plural indefinite ballader)

  1. ballad (narrative poem)
  2. (uncountable) mischief, hijinks
  3. (uncountable) trouble, unrest
  4. ballad (slow romantic song)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French balade, from Provençal balada (song for dancing), from balar (to dance), from Late Latin ballare, borrowed from, or related to, Ancient Greek βαλλίζω (ballízō). Doublet of ballée.

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  • IPA(key): /ba.lad/
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ballade f (plural ballades)

  1. ballade (lyric poem)
  2. ballad

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: ballade
  • English: ballade

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