Definition of ballon in English:


Line breaks: bal¦lon
Pronunciation: /ˈbalɒ̃


[mass noun]
  • (In dancing) the ability to appear effortlessly suspended while performing movements during a jump.
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    • 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.


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

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