Definition of ballon in English:



  • 1(in dancing) the ability to appear effortlessly suspended while performing movements during a jump.

    ‘Wallenberg's jumping and leaping demonstrated ballon and enthusiasm in the execution of the role.’
    • ‘He is credited with introducing greater use of ballon (as per his Bournonville training), precision batterie, and a variety of virtuoso pirouettes.’
    • ‘It's all huge ballon, and the beautiful muscularity that entails.’
    • ‘I had great ballon and strength and long line, because in gymnastics it's all about form and perfection - reaching and stretching as far as you can.’
    • ‘His solos had elan and ballon, though not particularly dazzling, but his acting was entirely credible.’
  • 2

    variant spelling of balloon (sense 4 of the noun)



/bəˌlôn/ /bəˌlɔn/ /bəˌlän/ /bəˌlɑn/ /bəˈlôn/ /bəˈlɔn/


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