Balladry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Balladry Ballad poems; the subject or style of ballads. "Base balladry is so beloved."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n balladry Poetry of the ballad kind; the style of ballads.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Ballad (n.)

Usage

In literature:

I have never been able to awaken in Miss Susan any enthusiasm for balladry.
"The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac" by Eugene Field
With all their smut and filth, they were yet full of naive folk-touches and approximations to real balladry.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
The "Corsair" overture has not the wild, rich balladry of that of the "Flying Dutchman," perhaps.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
The balladry of the greenwood tree Stirs memories in my heart.
"Something Else Again" by Franklin P. Adams
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In poetry:

What though the greedy fry
Be taken with false baites
Of worded balladry,
And think it poesy?
They die with their conceits,
And only piteous scorn upon their folly waits.
"An Ode to Himself" by Ben Jonson

In news:

RCA, 1971 Recorded when he was 24, Bowie's first great album was a visionary blend of gay camp, flashy rock guitar and saloon-piano balladry.
Blending melodic, powerful, guitar-driven indie rock with hook-filled pop and Coldplay-style balladry, Scottish band Snow Patrol has become an international sensation with heavy touring, chart-topping albums and beautiful singles.
Yes, the sensitive arena balladry that has registered with Fray fans is still present with songs such as "Run for Your Life" and "I Can Barely Say.
But when he's around his friends in the Source collective, his more abstract chamber-music instincts give way to something akin to free-jazz balladry.
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