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ballon Line breaks: bal¦lon
Pronunciation: /ˈbalɒ̃/

Definition of ballon in English:


[mass noun]
1(In dancing) the ability to appear effortlessly suspended while performing movements during a jump.
Example sentences
  • Wallenberg's jumping and leaping demonstrated ballon and enthusiasm in the execution of the role.
  • He is credited with introducing greater use of ballon (as per his Bournonville training), precision batterie, and a variety of virtuoso pirouettes.
  • It's all huge ballon, and the beautiful muscularity that entails.
2 variant spelling of balloon (sense 4 of the noun).


French, from Italian ballone, from balla 'ball'.

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