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folk ballad

Definitions of folk ballad
  1. noun
    a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
    synonyms: folk song, folksong
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    types:
    blues
    a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
    fado
    a sad Portuguese folksong
    boogie, boogie-woogie
    an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    type of:
    song, vocal
    a short musical composition with words
    ethnic music, folk, folk music
    the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
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