ballon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ballon.

Noun[edit]

ballon ‎(usually uncountable, plural ballons)

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

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Danish[edit]

ballon

Etymology[edit]

From French ballon.

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  • IPA(key): /balɔnɡ/, [b̥aˈlʌŋ]

Noun[edit]

ballon c (singular definite ballonen, plural indefinite balloner)

  1. balloon (inflatable object)
  2. bulb
  3. carboy, demijohn (large bottle)
  4. (ballet, singular only) 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]

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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 palla(ball), from Lombardic *palla(ball), perhaps influenced by the earlier Northern Italian balla, from Old French balle, from Frankish balla, both from Proto-Germanic *ballô(ball), *balluz, 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. (inflatable) ball
    1. beachball
  2. balloon
  3. (chemistry) round-bottom flask

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballon m (plural ballons)

  1. large ball

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Verb[edit]

ballon

  1. first-person singular imperative of ballat