Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A singer of ballads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A singer, particularly a professional singer who performs ballads.
  • v. To sing a ballad

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a singer of popular ballads

Etymologies

ballad +‎ -eer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The role as village balladeer is one that Wordsworth and Hawthorne assume in these works.

    Wordsworth, the _Lyrical Ballads_, and Literary and Social Reform in Nineteenth Century America

  • Though Manilow is best known as a balladeer, he showed off a few dance moves throughout the

    Spinner

  • As for Chris Brown, he is a romantic balladeer, which is why his misogynist behavior is so controversial.

    The American Spectator

  • She could make introspective songs like "Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Sometimes When We Touch" her own but since Tina Turner was not known as a balladeer, United Artists refrained from working that angle of the album.

    PopMatters

  • a balladeer is a Dutch band, originating from Amsterdam, formed around singer-songwriter Marinus de Goederen.

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  • The E.N.D. One wonders if this song's path to the top is as inevitable as previously thought, as the iTunes Store right now is selling the full-length for the reduced price of $7. 99-but then again, radio programmers seem to have a bit of a thing for the vocal stylings of Ms. Fergalicious when she's in "balladeer" mode, so expect to hear this track a lot at your local Walgreen's by the time that Halloween candy goes on deep discount.

    Idolator

  • This annual Shaw-curated season at the Pizza Express features a typically wide-ranging lineup, from his partnership with Gwyneth Herbert on a tribute to Joni Mitchell and Fran Landesman (Tue), to collaborations with multi-lingual balladeer Tina May (Wed), soul star Linda Lewis (Thu), and Fairground Attraction singer Eddi Reader (Fri).

    This week's new live music

  • Beck's work on IRM carries over into four songs – Terrible Angels and Paradisco offer a kind of oscillating glam-funk that goes perfectly with Gainsbourg's clipped, blank vocal style, while All the Rain and White Telephone reimagine her as a 70s balladeer, with an intriguing timelessness emerging.

    Charlotte Gainsbourg: Stage Whisper – review

  • Most people, says one fan of the '80s R&B balladeer, would shut down, would be content to live out their lives offstage, out of the spotlight, wherever it is that old singers go to fade away.

    Jazz singer Angela Bofill makes a comeback without voice that made her famous

  • I think of Mr. Miller primarily as a hard-bopper and a purely rhythmic player, but his lovely, impressionistic reading of Henry Mancini 's "Dreamsville" shows that he's also a master balladeer when he chooses to be.

    Piano Perspectives, Visions of Vaudeville

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