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Pronunciation: (bal'ud), [key]
1. any light, simple song, esp. one of sentimental or romantic character, having two or more stanzas all sung to the same melody.
2. a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in short stanzas and adapted for singing.
3. any poem written in similar style.
4. the music for a ballad.
5. a sentimental or romantic popular song.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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