noun, plural bal·lades [buh-lahdz, ba-; French ba-lad] /bəˈlɑdz, bæ-; French baˈlad/.
Origin of ballade
Examples from the Web for ballade
Ballade, rondeau, chanson, each is manipulated with the skill of a goldsmith setting his gems.A History of French Literature|Edward Dowden
Alluding to the wheel of Fortune; see the Ballade on Fortune, l. 46, and note.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
The opening of this first Ballade is sad, sinister and mysterious, like the old Scotch story.Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
All these apparently trivial details must be regarded if the ballade is attempted.
This Ballade is of a similar character, having three stanzas of eight lines each, with a somewhat similar refrain, viz.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer