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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: balade, from Old Provençal balada 'dance, song sung while dancing', from balar 'to dance', from Late Latin ballare; BALL1

ballad

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Music
bal‧lad [countable]
1APM a slow love song
2AL a short story in the form of a poem or song

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