EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BALLAD
It was the ballad she had sung at Christmas—in what different mood!
The hint of this ballad is found in Arndt's Murchen, Berlin, 1816.
This ballad was written on the occasion of a Horticultural Festival.
Apropos, how do you like this thought in a ballad I have just now on the tapis?
On the present occasion, I was prepared with a ballad of his.
There I turned, and saw her stand like a lady in a ballad leaning after me in the moonlight.
But for this, among other reasons, the genuine antiquity of the ballad is under some suspicion.
The age of ballad collection and collation had fairly set in.
But the balladists and ballad characters had their own gauges of conduct.
He was nursed in the lap of the Forest and cradled in ballad and fairy lore.
late 15c., from French ballade "dancing song" (13c.), from Old Provençal ballada "(poem for a) dance," from balar "to dance," from Late Latin ballare "to dance" (see ball (n.2)).