Definition of ballonné in English:

ballonné

noun

Ballet
  • A bouncing step in dancing; specifically (Ballet) a jump in which the dancer stretches one leg to either the front, the back, or the side and lands on the other, before joining the feet in the cou-de-pied.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), writer and Church of England clergyman. From French ballonné, use as noun of past participle of ballonner, with reference to the bouncing movement of the dancer.

Pronunciation

ballonné

/ˈbalɒˌneɪ/