to make (something) into a ballad; write a ballad about.
to write or compose ballads.
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 […]
ballad poetry. the composing, playing, or singing of ballads. Historical Examples The one introduced him to the study of British balladry, the other led him to the classic groves of Horace. Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions Slason Thompson Yet, potentially, Una Golden was as glowing as any princess of balladry. The Job […]
John, 1839–93, New Zealand statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister 1891–93. Historical Examples Ballance, on the other hand, considers cerebellar abscess a more frequent occurrence than temporo-sphenoidal. A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various It is profound policy to make them watch one the other, and so keep the Ballance of power […]
a city in S Victoria, in SE Australia. Historical Examples Let us make believe we are at the camp at Ballarat again; my dinner is nearly ready.’ Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood After thoroughly doing Ballarat, I set out on my return to Majorca. A Boy’s Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles In each […]