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A ballad is a narrative poem, usually set to music; thus, it often is a story told in a song.
This is the ballad of a dead solider.
by Aashish Dhand December 21, 2007
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
by rednos January 10, 2013
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The kind of singing mostly used by Europeans during the Eurovision Song Contest to annoy the audience.
Oh no, not another damn ballad!
by Erethas May 23, 2015
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A wide variety of African American verbal games involving ritual insult, competition, innuendo, parody, and other forms of loaded expression.
The Monkey and the Lion
Got to talking one day.
Monkey looked down and said, Lion,
I hear you's king in every way.
by Kimberly Vaught July 08, 2004
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