come-all-ye

[ kuhm-awl-yee ]
/ ˈkʌmˌɔlˌyi /

noun

a street ballad, especially in England.

Nearby words

  1. come up to,
  2. come up with,
  3. come upon,
  4. come what may,
  5. come with the territory,
  6. come-at-able,
  7. come-hither,
  8. come-on,
  9. come-outer,
  10. comeback

Also come-all-you [kuhm-awl-yoo] /ˈkʌmˌɔlˌyu/.

Origin of come-all-ye

First recorded in 1885–90; after the invitation that often forms the opening line of such ballads

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British Dictionary definitions for come-all-you

come-all-ye

/ (kəˈmɔːljə, -jiː) /

noun

a street ballad or folk song

Word Origin for come-all-ye

C19: from the common opening words come all ye (young maidens, loyal heroes, etc)…

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