ballon

or ba·lon

[French ba-lawn]

Origin of ballon

1820–30; < French: literally, balloon
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Contemporary Examples of ballon

  • “Taking 20 pages of a book not released yet is less likely to be deemed fair use,” Ballon said.

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    The Legal Brawl Over Palin's Book

    Shushannah Walshe

    November 22, 2010

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Word Origin and History for ballon
n.

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

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