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ballon

[French ba-lawn] /French baˈlɔ̃/
noun, Ballet.
1.
the lightness and grace of movement that make a dancer appear buoyant.
Also, balon.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French: literally, balloon
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  • Squeeze some drops of blood onto the surface of the ballon.
Word Origin and History for ballon
ballon
"smoothness in dancing, lightness of step," 1830, from Fr., lit. "balloon" (see balloon).
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