English version

ballad

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music, Literature
balladbal‧lad /ˈbæləd/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 APMa slow love song2 ALa short story in the form of a poem or song
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balladThe results are exquisite-moving from ballads and other composed pieces through different grades of abstraction to total collective improvisation.Where previous boy-girl ballads dealt with prom night nerves or playground jealousies.Peggy ScottAdams's provocative ballad is hitting radio audiences like an emotional bomb.Transfixing and intense, their dark, wine-soaked ballads and lock-tite harmonies are addictive.
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