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balladist

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

First recorded in 1855–60; ballad + -ist
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Examples from the Web for balladist

Historical Examples

  • We see that the English balladist is an unwarlike literary hack.

    Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy

    Andrew Lang

  • The picture drawn by the balladist is graphic in the extreme.

  • So far as we are aware, only one balladist has found any genuine inspiration in it.

    Verse and Worse

    Harry Graham

  • "General Big-talk," the Yankee balladist called him when once the siege was in progress.

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

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider