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ballata

[buh-lah-tuh] /bəˈlɑ tə/
noun, plural ballate
[buh-lah-tey] /bəˈlɑ teɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a 14th-century Italian verse form composed of stanzas beginning and ending with a refrain, often set to music and accompanied by dancing.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Italian < Old Provençal balada ballad
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