balladeer

or bal·lad·ier

[ bal-uh-deer ]
/ ˌbæl əˈdɪər /

noun

a person who sings ballads.

Nearby words

  1. ballad metre,
  2. ballad of reading gaol, the,
  3. ballad opera,
  4. ballad stanza,
  5. ballade,
  6. balladic,
  7. balladist,
  8. balladize,
  9. balladmonger,
  10. balladry

Origin of balladeer

First recorded in 1630–40; ballad + -eer

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British Dictionary definitions for balladeer

balladeer

/ (ˌbæləˈdɪə) /

noun

a singer of ballads
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