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The writing or composition of ballads.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Gabriel Harvey (c1552–1631), scholar and writer. From ballad + -ing.
That writes or composes ballads.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. From ballad + -ing.
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