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ballon

or ba·lon

[ French ba-lawn ]
/ French baˈlɔ̃ /
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noun Ballet.
the lightness and grace of movement that make a dancer appear buoyant.
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Origin of ballon

First recorded in 1820–30; from French: literally, “balloon” (see balloon), describing a dancer who appeared to be floating in the air while executing a jump or other movement
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