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balladry

[bal-uh-dree] /ˈbæl ə dri/
noun
1.
ballad poetry.
2.
the composing, playing, or singing of ballads.
Origin of balladry
1590-1600
1590-1600; ballad + -ry
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  • The one introduced him to the study of British balladry, the other led him to the classic groves of Horace.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for balladry

balladry

/ˈbælədrɪ/
noun
1.
ballad poetry or songs
2.
the art of writing, composing, or performing ballads
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