Definition of balladry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbalədri/


[mass noun]
1Ballads collectively: a send-up of movie love balladry
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  • Seiffert's free verse is not as good as her debonair balladry, nor are the poems of Elijah Hay equal to those of Emanuel Morgan or Anne Knish.
  • While the arrangements on Love often begin promisingly, they eventually succumb to goopy balladry, attempted anthems and guitar climaxes that go nowhere.
  • By placing her audience within a context of music and rhetoric, balladry and legend, Kelly symbolically inserted them in the larger construction of nationalism promoted elsewhere by the media.
1.1The art of writing or performing ballads: a tendency to backslide into maudlin balladry
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  • Thrills rein in their ‘Digsy's Dinner’ worship, to indulge their other love; forgettable mid-paced balladry.
  • The band discovered the advantages of rock balladry and pensive lyrics.
  • One-time Grammy gal returns from the pop dead end of 2001's Love, Shelby with a back-to-basics approach to country balladry.

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