ballon

noun
bal·lon | \ ba-ˈlōⁿ \

Definition of ballon 

: lightness of movement that exaggerates the duration of a ballet dancer's jump

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The ballon sleeves and micro buds lent the look a slight ’60s flower child feel. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Carey Mulligan Makes the Case for Modest Style at the Tony Awards," 11 June 2018 Zinedine Zidane was one of many French prodigies who learned street football, or ballon sur bitume. The Economist, "What makes a country good at football?," 9 June 2018 No one needs advice from an ill informed, botoxed, ballon lipped idiot about what their vag should look like. refinery29.com, "Huda Beauty's Guide To Vagina Lightening Sparks Major Controversy," 7 May 2018 After losing control of the ballon, the pilot crash-landed it in a mountainous area. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "Hot air balloon crashes in Luxor; 1 tourist killed," 5 Jan. 2018 With ballon twisting, face painting, live music, carnival games, treats, photo booth, free pool and fitness center access. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., Feb. 25. San Francisco Chronicle, "Kids listings," 22 Feb. 2018 Trip Highlight: A hot air ballon ride over the Maasai Mara followed by breakfast in the middle of the savannah, surrounded by no one except the rising sun and gazelles. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From...East Africa," 31 Jan. 2017 On the agenda: Water-ballon catapult contests, cake decorating, performances from singer Jess Glynne, ventriloquist Nina Conti and magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones, who won Britain's Got Talent last year. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Harry throw 'Party at the Palace'," 13 May 2017 Most of the times, fluid dynamicists’ goals are simply to understand how a ballon pops, an ocean froths, a fire burns, or an eagle lands. Nick Stockton, WIRED, "Get Lost in These Trippy Fluid Dynamics GIFs," 2 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of ballon

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ballon

French, literally, balloon

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