[[t]ˈbæl ə dri[/t]] n.
1) lit. ballad poetry
2) mus mad the composing, playing, or singing of ballads
Etymology: 1590–1600

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Balladry — Bal lad*ry, n. [From {Ballad}, n.] Ballad poems; the subject or style of ballads. Base balladry is so beloved. Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balladry — [bal′əd rē] n. 1. ballads in general 2. the art of composing ballads …   English World dictionary

  • balladry — ballad ► NOUN 1) a poem or song telling a popular story. 2) a slow sentimental or romantic song. DERIVATIVES balladeer noun balladry noun. ORIGIN Provençal balada dance, song to dance to , from Latin ballare to dance …   English terms dictionary

  • balladry — noun Date: 1596 1. the composing or performing of ballads 2. ballads …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • balladry — /bal euh dree/, n. 1. ballad poetry. 2. the composing, playing, or singing of ballads. [1590 1600; BALLAD + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • balladry — noun ballads considered as a group …   Wiktionary

  • balladry — bal·lad·ry || bælÉ™drɪ n. ballad poetry, art of writing ballads …   English contemporary dictionary

  • balladry — bal·lad·ry …   English syllables

  • balladry — /ˈbælədri/ (say baluhdree) noun 1. ballad poetry. 2. the writing or singing of ballads …   Australian English dictionary

  • balladry — n. ballad poetry …   Useful english dictionary

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