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Definition of "ballad-singer" []

  • A person whose employment consists in singing ballads in public. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "ballad-singer" in a sentence
  • "There are other references to the years of revolution in the court books: the kings coat of arms was removed and a ballad-singer was shorn of his cavalier locks."
  • "Having sung this stanza in the manner of a ballad-singer, whose voice has been cracked by matching his windpipe against the bugle of the north blast, Richie Moniplies aided Lord Glenvarloch to rise, attended his toilet with every possible mark of the most solemn and deferential respect, then waited upon him at breakfast, and finally withdrew, pleading that he had business of importance, which would detain him for some hours."
  • "Goldsmith, it is probable, sent his ballad-singer away rejoicing with all the money in his pocket."