As nouns the difference between ballad and chaunter
is that ballad
is a kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; especially, a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas while chaunter
is (uk|slang|obsolete) a street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
As a verb ballad
is (obsolete) to make mention of in ballads.
A kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; especially, a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.
A slow romantic pop song.
- The poet composed a ballad praising the heroic exploits of the fallen commander.
- On Friday nights, the roller rink had a time-block called "Lovers' Lap" when they played nothing but ballads on the overhead speakers.
*: A wandering minstrel I —
*: A thing of shreds and patches,
*: Of ballads , songs and snatches,
(obsolete) To make mention of in ballads.
To compose or sing ballads.
(UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
(colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
- He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.