Definition of ballata in English:

ballata

(also ballatta)

noun

Music
  • A light song of Italian origin, typically on a romantic or moral theme, intended to accompany dancing, or with a dance-like rhythm.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Italian ballata popular lyric poem or song (of a particular metre) for dancing.

Pronunciation

ballata

/bəˈlɑːtə/