ballon

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From French ballon.

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ballon

  1. (ballet) The quality of a jump by which a ballet dancer appears to pause in midair
    • 1988 November 18, Dorothy Samachson, “Moscow Classical Ballet”:
      Tall and slender, with a superb ballon and effortless flight in air, Malakhov [] will unquestionably have an extraordinary career.

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ballon

Etymology[edit]

From French ballon.

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  • IPA(key): /balɔnɡ/, [b̥aˈlʌŋ]

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ballon c (singular definite ballonen, plural indefinite balloner)

  1. balloon (inflatable object)
  2. bulb
  3. carboy, demijohn (large bottle)
  4. (ballet, no plural) ballon (the quality of a jump by which a ballet dancer appears to pause in midair)

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ballon m (plural ballonnen or ballons, diminutive ballonnetje n)

  1. balloon

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fr

des ballons (definition 3 - round-bottomed flask)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ballon from Northern Italian bal(l)one (compare Italian pallone (large ball)) from balla (ball), from Lombardic balla, palla (ball) from Proto-Germanic *ballô (ball), from Proto-Indo-European *bholn- (bubble), from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (to blow, swell, inflate). Akin to Old High German ballo, bal (ball) (German Ballen (bale); Ball (ball)). More at ball.

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ballon m (plural ballons)

  1. (large) ball
    1. beachball
  2. balloon
  3. (chemistry) round-bottom flask

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