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ballonné

[bal-uh-ney; French ba-law-ney] /ˌbæl əˈneɪ; French ba lɔˈneɪ/
noun, plural ballonnés
[bal-uh-neyz; French ba-law-ney] /ˌbæl əˈneɪz; French ba lɔˈneɪ/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a broad leap with a battement to the front, side, or back.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < French: literally, ballooned, i.e. done like a balloon
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