Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
ballad

bal·lad

ballad

 
 
pronunciation:
bae ld
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a narrative poem or song.
synonyms:
poem, song
similar words:
epic, narrative, story, tale
definition 2: a light popular song, often having a romantic theme.
synonyms:
song
similar words:
serenade, tune
derivation: balladic (adj.)
Word Explorer
See
  literature, music, myth