ballooning

noun

bal·​loon·​ing bə-ˈlü-niŋ How to pronounce ballooning (audio)
: the act or sport of riding in a balloon

Examples of ballooning in a Sentence

She's always wanted to go ballooning.
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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ballooning was in 1784

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“Ballooning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballooning. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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