Meaning of ballade
Pronunciation: (bu-läd', ba- Fr. ba-lad'), [key]
— pl. -lades
- a poem consisting commonly of three stanzas having an identical rhyme scheme, followed by an envoy, and having the same last line for each of the stanzas and the envoy.
- a composition in free style and romantic mood, often for solo piano or for orchestra.
- ballade (Thesaurus)