- (music) Characteristic of a ballad
- 1989 July 21, Anthony Adler, “Game of Love”, in Chicago Reader:
- Still, my favorite moments are the quiet ones, like when Henry, the tell-me-about-the-rabbits-George deviate, croons his balladic confession, "I did a thing."
- 1994 December 2, Bill Wyman, “Posture After Posture”, in Chicago Reader:
- Vedder and the rest of the band are at their best when they're feeling balladic.