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Meaning of ballade

bal•lade

Pronunciation: (bu-läd', ba- Fr. ba-lad'), [key]
— pl. -lades
  1. a poem consisting commonly of three stanzas having an identical rhyme scheme, followed by an envoy, and having the same last line for each of the stanzas and the envoy.
  2. a composition in free style and romantic mood, often for solo piano or for orchestra.
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