Ballade definitions

bə-läd', bă-
A verse form usually consisting of three stanzas of eight or ten lines each along with a brief envoy, with all three stanzas and the envoy ending in the same one-line refrain.
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A verse form that has three stanzas of eight or ten lines each and an envoy of four or five lines: the last line of each stanza and of the envoy is the same.
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A composition, usually for the piano, having the romantic or dramatic quality of a narrative poem.
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A musical composition of a romantic or narrative nature, esp. for piano.
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(music) Any of various genres of single-movement musical pieces having lyrical and narrative elements.
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Origin of ballade

Middle English balade ballad