[ bal-uh-dist ]
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  1. a person who writes, composes, or sings ballads.

Origin of balladist

First recorded in1855–60; ballad + -ist

Words Nearby balladist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use balladist in a sentence

  • This fact we may accept; but the question comes up: Is Homer such a balladist and nothing more?

    Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider
  • Or a balladist, man or woman, took the centre, and sang towards our compassionate windows.

    London Films | William Dean Howells
  • Sweet William has always been the favourite choice of the balladist, among the Christian names of the knightly wooers.

    The Balladists | John Geddie
  • Indeed your balladist, like Allan Breck Stewart, was never a bigoted partisan of the law.

    The Balladists | John Geddie
  • But the balladist carries everything before him by the verve and good humour and pawky wit of his song.

    The Balladists | John Geddie