Definition of ballooning in English:

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ballooning

Pronunciation: /bəˈluːnɪŋ/

noun

[mass noun]
The sport or pastime of flying in a balloon: he took up ballooning in 1907 [as modifier]: a ballooning accident
More 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

ballooner

noun
Example sentences
  • So the champagne was instead shared by the ballooners in a party after returning to the launch site.
  • A small tribute - because of lack of material - to other ballooners in the rest of the world.
  • As inspired ballooners we regularly participate in national and international balloon events.

balloonist

Pronunciation: /bəˈluːnɪst/
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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Line breaks: bal¦loon|ing

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