ballon

or ba·lon

[French ba-lawn]
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noun Ballet.

the lightness and grace of movement that make a dancer appear buoyant.

Nearby words

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  2. ballistocardiograph,
  3. ballistospore,
  4. ballium,
  5. ballocks,
  6. ballon d'essai,
  7. ballonet,
  8. ballonné,
  9. balloon,
  10. balloon angioplasty

Origin of ballon

1820–30; < French: literally, balloon

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Word Origin and History for ballon

ballon

n.

"smoothness in dancing, lightness of step," 1830, from French ballon, literally "balloon" (see balloon (n.)).

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