the composing, playing, or singing of ballads.
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 Sinclair Lewis
There is a looseness and lushness, a romanticism and balladry, in the work, that is not quite characteristic.
Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
ballad poetry or songs
the art of writing, composing, or performing ballads
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 […]
noun J(ames) G(raham). 1930–2009, British novelist, born in China; his books include Crash (1973), The Unlimited Dream Company (1979), Empire of the Sun (1984), Cocaine Nights (1996), and Super-Cannes (2000) Contemporary Examples Still, ballard does not want to give the impression that he is obsessed with the Titanic, or even that it is his favorite […]
adjective of James Graham Ballard (1930–2009), the British novelist, or his works resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in Ballard’s novels and stories, esp dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes, and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments