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ballad
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Oliver Twist
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  • As Fagin stepped softly in, the professional gentleman, running over the keys by way of prelude, occasioned a general cry of order for a song; which having subsided, a young lady proceeded to entertain the company with a ballad in four verses, between each of which the accompanyist played the melody all through, as loud as he could.

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  • her latest album is a collection of love ballads.
  • ...write a ballad of this dream.
    Shakespeare, William  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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