Definition of 'ballad'
Example sentences containing 'ballad'
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She can also bring a good piano ballad. The Sun (2016)Bonus points if you can remember the name of their power ballad wedding song. The Sun (2015)This dry and dreary ballad is inexplicably one of the favourites to win. The Sun (2010)Although the movie feels the need to soundtrack her demise with emotional pop ballads just to ensure tears. The Sun (2012)She joined a backing band to perform a pop ballad that was one of the anthems of the orange revolution. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This raw piano ballad explains why. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Geek triumphs to uplifting pop ballad. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Italian tenor performs arias and romantic ballads. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Over a karaoke backing, they sing a straight ballad to close the first act. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Romantic ballad built around a chiming, cyclical guitar riff. The Sun (2009)This lead single shows off her knack for beautiful piano ballads and her enchanting, otherworldly voice. The Sun (2013)It's like a big pop ballad. The Sun (2013)But the world of the great ballads is one that can belong to anyone, and is worth seeking out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was heard singing Celtic ballads. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's ticking a lot of power ballad boxes although there are not enough crash guitar chords for my liking and no key change. The Sun (2013)I won't just stand there and sing a ballad. The Sun (2012)A huge, heartfelt pop ballad that builds to something of mighty proportions. The Sun (2016)And many of the melodies lack distinction, coming across as mix of mushy pop ballads that go in one ear and out the other. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They listened to speeches, toasted the security of Russia and sang sentimental ballads. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Marvel at their varied repertoire, including punk songs, ballads and classical numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now if only they could ditch the hideous pop ballads, we'd really be getting somewhere. The Sun (2012)For those on the mic, it's important to keep to the rhythm as you belt out those power ballads. The Sun (2008)I'd like to sing a sad ballad about all this - sing a song about my unhappiness and frustration. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was moving away from the piano ballads that I was very attached to. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'ballad'
Used Occasionally. ballad is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'ballad'
British English: ballad NOUN
A ballad is a long song or poem which tells a story in simple language.
...an eighteenth century ballad about some lost children called the Babes in the Wood.
Definition of ballad from the Collins English Dictionary
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