Adjective "ballooned" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/bəˈluːn/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A small coloured rubber bag which is inflated with air and then sealed at the neck, used as a child's toy or a decoration.
  1. figurative 'his derision pricked the fragile balloon of her vanity'
  2. 'It is now colourfully decorated in balloons and streamers.'
  3. 'The Murfits ensured everything was organised for the party with colourful balloons, streamers and of course the cake - a black forest gateau.'
  4. 'Smaller balloons are then inflated around the main structure, and the process repeated to create mini-igloos for the guests and staff to sleep in.'
  5. 'Local residents pulled out all the stops to make Santa feel welcome, with balloons and decorations.'
  6. 'The gaily coloured banners and balloons decorating the streets give the impression of an impromptu homecoming party.'
  7. 'Coloured cut outs of red hearts, and heart-shaped balloons, decorated the walls and roof in the dimly lit ballroom.'
  8. 'The place was well decorated, with balloons and streamers hanging everywhere.'
  9. 'The Hall was beautifully decorated for the occasion with coloured balloons, lighting, ribbons and included a full-size cat-walk.'
  10. 'The committee had a four-course meal, upmarket wines, auction prizes, 2000 balloons and other decorations and a Perth band lined up.'
  11. 'The gym was crowded and decorated with balloons and streamers.'
A large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air, typically one carrying a basket for passengers.
  1. 'Just as an object less dense than water rises to the surface, our balloon filled with hot air rises through the surrounding air.'
  2. 'Throughout the weekend, static and moving displays, concours, passenger rides, funfairs and hot air balloons will all add to the atmosphere.'
  3. 'Yet, it was not until 1783 that the Montgolfier brothers in France first overcame gravity in their hot-air balloon.'
  4. 'Marc Sluszny is a record-holder in bungee jumping from a hot-air balloon and in aerobatics hang-gliding.'
  5. 'The team plays an important role in ensuring the balloon is prepared and filled to suit the timing of the launch and to ensure the envelope is ready for take off.'
  6. 'The blast of red hot air filled the balloon, lifting them high into the air.'
  7. 'Another surreal moment came during the middle of a hot-air balloon ride over Serengeti National Park.'
  8. 'Hot-air balloons were released and one drifted into some women dressed as Dixie Belles.'
  9. 'The finale is especially charming when the Italians climb into hot-air balloons to set off for their homeland.'
  10. 'Colorful hot-air balloons have loaned their construction technology to the builders of air-formed dome buildings.'
A rounded outline in which the words or thoughts of characters in a comic strip or cartoon are written.
  1. 'You've mentioned the haiku-like or telegram-like quality of word balloons in comics.'
  2. 'Ottaviani's recreation of the conversation is seriously limited by the confines of cartoon balloons and a mere six panels on a page.'
  3. 'I could write scripts and storyboard style using stick figures and balloons and captions.'
  4. 'The original version is censored, using goofy Batman inspired cartoon balloon words to block out some excessively gory details.'
  5. 'Readers may not even notice some of the more radical elements like word balloons that get cut off by the panel borders.'
  6. 'The ironic tone is a visual effect produced by encapsulating quoted matter in the balloons - a cartoonish medium that gives us permission to laugh again.'
  7. 'One fragment with the smile intact rests a step above the Moor's head, as wordless cartoon balloons float in dumb surprise above.'
  8. 'They're confused as to whether one follows the panels across or down, in what order the word balloons are sequenced, and so forth.'
  9. 'As in comic strips, dots trail up to the balloon, indicating you are thinking.'
A large rounded drinking glass, used especially for brandy.
  1. 'On the table in front of him stood a balloon glass of great capacity filled with white wine.'
  2. 'In one hand, balanced delicately between her fingers was a half full balloon glass of red wine.'
  3. 'How many times have I seen the kitten looking at the goldfish in the brandy balloon, or the kitten hanging from a tree branch?'
  4. 'He should be out eating quail egg sandwiches, drinking extra large balloons of brandy and snorting beluga caviar off the bonnet of a Lamborghini.'
  5. 'The decor is unremarkable - flickering oil lights and faux candelabra, prints of Paris, and nicely set tables with proper linen and big generous balloon glasses.'
A stupid person.
  1. 'Destiny has no idea what she was thinking on this one but my roommate believes he's a balloon because he likes to get high.'

verb

Swell out in a spherical shape.
  1. 'It split down the middle to reveal a light lavender petticoat and the sleeves ballooned out, at the top, and cascaded down, past her hands, ending in a waterfall of silky material.'
  2. 'As the movement of the fans increases, the air picks up the cloth and it balloons up into a large shape.'
  3. 'When it comes to chasing someone on land, it will leave you dumbfounded as it cruises at a supersonic speed with its belly ballooned like heavy grit.'
  4. 'Our skirts ballooned out and a putrid smell filled the room, making some of the pupils feel a bit faint.'
  5. 'We're still trying to figure out why in the heck the lines ballooned out the way they did.'
  6. 'The sleeves and gowns balloon out with layers of lace in an overstated and flamboyant style.'
  7. 'Mounds of skins rolled from under its chin, arms, and its stomach ballooned out.'
  8. 'It was quite billowy, and the sleeves ballooned at the wrists.'
  9. 'But now a collapsing bubble transforms ballooning revenues into ballooning budget deficits.'
  10. 'As for fiscal discipline, look what happened: Treasury estimates of the Public Sector Borrowing Requirement ballooned from £28 bn to £35 bn.'
  11. 'Broad money supply has ballooned $943 billion during the past 52 weeks.'
  12. 'It has ballooned out from $290 bn in 1999 to a forecast $560 bn this year.'
  13. 'Beween 1994 and 2002, spending in the state ballooned out of control, rising an average of 13.4 percent per biennium.'
  14. 'Yet now they not only refuse to do the right thing again, they want to do the wrong thing (cut taxes and balloon the deficit) over and over again.'
  15. 'But, in any case, one can either have real stimulus, which might get some credit for buoying the economy, and also ballooning the deficit.'
  16. 'I am determined to run a campaign on the great challenges facing this country - from creating jobs, to solving our health care crisis to getting our nation's ballooning deficit under control.'
  17. 'This expansion is a microcosm of the U.S. financial sector, with ballooning assets of indeterminable true economic value.'
  18. 'The country's capital stock ballooned to reach a level that the economy could not support.'
  19. 'I ate out of boredom and I just ballooned up'
  20. 'At eight, two years after the birth of his half-sister, his mother had ballooned into a blimp.'
  21. 'During Ali's retirement, he ballooned up to over 280 pounds.'
  22. 'Prudie would not quibble with any man who is turned off by a woman who balloons up several sizes from what she was when they initially got together.'
  23. 'I ballooned out to 96 kg just after Christmas, and whilst I never looked fat, I really didn't look lean either.'
  24. 'I unwrapped the towels to discover my baby had ballooned up nicely.'
  25. 'Add to that the fact that during this period she had ballooned to an unhealthy 290 pounds.'
  26. 'With his weight ballooning, he began working in the livery yard of former jockey, the late Anthony Powell.'
  27. 'She had ballooned up a good thirty pounds; her ankles were swollen and just carrying around her huge stomach made her ill.'
  28. 'She freely told Stevenson her figure had ballooned after she stopped taking a dietary supplement.'
  29. 'By the time I turned 31, I had ballooned to 252 pounds.'
(with reference to a ball) lob or be lobbed high in the air.
  1. 'A steep, downward angle of attack launches the ball high with a lot of spin - a shot that balloons in the wind.'
  2. 'Breen heads a high ball down to Quinn, who balloons his shot over the bar.'
  3. 'His kick ballooned into the air on the edge of the box from where Howey headed it back, leaving Nash to make a diving save.'
  4. 'Darren Huckerby sprung the offside trap in the 10th minute before ballooning over.'
  5. 'The ball ballooned forward and Wells took the return catch.'
  6. 'Also, if I pushed it or pulled it, the lower trajectory of the ball would keep it from ballooning up and over the dunes.'
  7. 'But the full back snatched at the opportunity and ballooned the ball well over the top.'
  8. 'Attempting a sweep, the ball ballooned off his left forearm but it was difficult to tell whether it brushed the glove on the way past.'
Travel by hot-air balloon.
  1. 'He recently completed a commission of a walking stick topped with a hot air balloon for a man who was keen on ballooning.'
  2. 'He told me that the early morning is the ideal time for this sport as the air is very calm and so this is probably the best time to go hot air ballooning.'
  3. 'They can try horse riding, hot air ballooning, jet skiing, windsurfing and Bill and Aine can even get glammed up for a night in a casino.'
  4. 'Knapp had been impressed by balloon rallies in the past, but thought it would be too difficult to start ballooning himself.'

More definitions

1. a bag made of thin rubber or other light material, usually brightly colored, inflated with air or with some lighter-than-air gas and used as a children's plaything or as a decoration.

2. a bag made of a light material, as silk or plastic, filled with heated air or a gas lighter than air, designed to rise and float in the atmosphere and often having a car or gondola attached below for carrying passengers or scientific instruments.

3. (in drawings, cartoons, etc.) a balloon-shaped outli

More examples(as adjective)

"years can be ballooned."

"weeks can be ballooned."

"walls can be ballooned."

"recentlies can be ballooned."

"outs can be ballooned."

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Origin

(balloon)Late 16th century (originally denoting a game played with a large inflated leather ball): from French ballon or Italian ballone ‘large ball’.

Phrase

when the balloon goes up