Meaning of ballad
Pronunciation: (bal'ud), [key]
- any light, simple song, esp. one of sentimental or romantic character, having two or more stanzas all sung to the same melody.
- a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in short stanzas and adapted for singing.
- any poem written in similar style.
- the music for a ballad.
- a sentimental or romantic popular song.
- ballad (Thesaurus)