Definition of ballooning in English:

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ballooning

Pronunciation: /bəˈlo͞oniNG/

noun

The sport or pastime of flying in a balloon.
Example sentences
  • Evans provides an admirable overview of early ballooning and of the first US and Confederate air forces.
  • The only departure from this order occurs in an appendix on military ballooning during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • North Carolina was a launching ground for real and imaginary ballooning adventures as early as 1789.

Derivatives

balloonist

Pronunciation: /bəˈlo͞onəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Lowe and his balloonists provided effective aerial reconnaissance during several major campaigns in 1862 and 1863.
  • This latest adventure gives Fossett yet another aviation record, adding to the many he holds as a balloonist, pilot and sailor.
  • Our balloonist Gaston fires the burner again, reheating the air to regain our lost altitude.

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Syllabification: bal·loon·ing

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