ballon

[French ba-lawn]
noun Ballet.
the lightness and grace of movement that make a dancer appear buoyant.
Also, balon.


Origin:
1820–30; < French: literally, balloon

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ballon
"smoothness in dancing, lightness of step," 1830, from Fr., lit. "balloon" (see balloon).
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Squeeze some drops of blood onto the surface of the ballon.
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