ballon[ba lōn′; Fr bȧ lōn′]
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a special quality of movement that enables a dancer to create the illusion of floating briefly in midair
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Buoyancy or lightness in movement that allows a dancer to rise and fall smoothly.
Origin: French, balloon; see balloon.