1. (noun) ballad.
He kōrero tara mō tētahi tangata, mō tētahi mahinga a te iwi, mō tētahi kaupapa ka kawea i roto i tēnei momo waiata, i te waiata paki. I ēnei rā, ka kīia e ētahi, ko ngā waiata aroha arotini he waiata paki hoki ērā. Ko Waltzing Matilda tētahi tauira o te waiata paki, he waiata nō Ahitereiria e mōhiotia whānuitia ana. I te nuinga o ngā waiata paki, he whaiwhai te korihi i ia whiti (RTP 2015:120). / A story about a person, an activity of the people, or a topic is conveyed in this song type, the ballad. These days, some also call pop love songs ballads. Waltzing Matilda, a widely known song from Australia, is an example of a ballad. For the majority of ballads the chorus follows each verse.