balon

[ French ba-lawn ]
/ French baˈlɔ̃ /
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noun Ballet.


Nearby words

  1. balmy,
  2. balneal,
  3. balneology,
  4. balneotherapy,
  5. balochi,
  6. baloney,
  7. balop,
  8. balopticon,
  9. balpa,
  10. balqash

Origin of balon

From French

ballon

or ba·lon

[ French ba-lawn ]
/ French baˈlɔ̃ /

noun Ballet.

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

Origin of ballon

1820–30; < French: literally, balloon

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Word Origin and History for balon

ballon

n.

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

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