noun, plural bal·lades [buh-lahdz, ba-; French ba-lad] /bəˈlɑdz, bæ-; French baˈlad/.
Origin of ballade
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Historical Examples of ballade
All that was possible, however, to be made of the Ballade was made of it by Mr. Borwick.Musical Criticisms
Others, looking at the ceiling, sigh to the viol some German ballade.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)
Charles de Coster
Alluding to the wheel of Fortune; see the Ballade on Fortune, l. 46, and note.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)
Chesterton is so fond of the ballade that I must quote one specimen complete.Six Major Prophets
Edwin Emery Slosson
It agrees with the present Ballade; which settles the question.
late 14c., an earlier borrowing of ballad (q.v.) with a specific metrical sense. Technically, a poem consisting of one or more triplets of seven- (later eight-) lined stanzas, each ending with the same line as the refrain, usually with an envoy. Popularized 19c. as a type of musical composition by Frédéric Chopin. Ballade royal is recorded from late 15c.