a person who writes, composes, or sings ballads.
Historical Examples

“General Big-talk,” the Yankee balladist called him when once the siege was in progress.
The Siege of Boston Allen French

We see that the English balladist is an unwarlike literary hack.
Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy Andrew Lang

Or a balladist, man or woman, took the centre, and sang towards our compassionate windows.
London Films William Dean Howells

The picture drawn by the balladist is graphic in the extreme.
Border Raids and Reivers Robert Borland

Indeed your balladist, like Allan Breck Stewart, was never a bigoted partisan of the law.
The Balladists John Geddie

So far as we are aware, only one balladist has found any genuine inspiration in it.
Verse and Worse Harry Graham

This fact we may accept; but the question comes up: Is Homer such a balladist and nothing more?
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider

But according to the balladist his career, on one occasion, had well nigh terminated disastrously.
Border Raids and Reivers Robert Borland

The balladist’s line was realized for him: “It is hard to give the hand where the heart can never be.”
The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams

Sweet William has always been the favourite choice of the balladist, among the Christian names of the knightly wooers.
The Balladists John Geddie


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