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[bal-uh-dist] /ˈbæl ə dɪst/
a person who writes, composes, or sings ballads.
Origin of balladist
1855-60; ballad + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "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.

  • Or a balladist, man or woman, took the centre, and sang towards our compassionate windows.

    London Films William Dean Howells
  • The picture drawn by the balladist is graphic in the extreme.

    Border Raids and Reivers Robert Borland
  • Indeed your balladist, like Allan Breck Stewart, was never a bigoted partisan of the law.

    The Balladists John Geddie
  • So far as we are aware, only one balladist has found any genuine inspiration in it.

    Verse and Worse Harry Graham
  • This fact we may accept; but the question comes up: Is Homer such a balladist and nothing more?

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • But according to the balladist his career, on one occasion, had well nigh terminated disastrously.

    Border Raids and Reivers Robert Borland
  • The balladist's line was realized for him: "It is hard to give the hand where the heart can never be."

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • Sweet William has always been the favourite choice of the balladist, among the Christian names of the knightly wooers.

    The Balladists John Geddie

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