Adjective "ballon" definition and examples

(Ballon may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbalɒ̃/

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Definitions and examples

noun

(in dancing) the ability to appear effortlessly suspended while performing movements during a jump.
  1. 'It's all huge ballon, and the beautiful muscularity that entails.'
  2. 'Wallenberg's jumping and leaping demonstrated ballon and enthusiasm in the execution of the role.'

    More definitions

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

    More examples(as adjective)

    "flights can be ballon."

    "angioplasties can be ballon."

    Origin

    French, from Italian ballone, from balla ‘ball’.