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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, […], 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.
- (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.
- Rhymes: -aːdə
- ballad (narrative poem)
- (uncountable) mischief, hijinks
- (uncountable) trouble, unrest
- ballad (slow romantic song)
Declension of ballade
ballade f (plural ballades)
- “ballade” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.