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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_016_dballoonbal‧loon1 /bəˈluːn/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 balloon.jpg DLan object made of brightly coloured thin rubber, that is filled with air and used as a toy or decoration for parties Can you help me blow up these balloons? He burst the balloon in my face.2 TTA (also hot-air balloon) a large bag of strong light cloth filled with gas or heated air so that it can float in the air. It has a basket hanging below it for people to stand in a balloon flight over the Yorkshire Moors3 TCNthe circle drawn around the words spoken by the characters in a cartoon syn bubble4 a balloon payment5 the balloon goes up go down like a lead balloon at lead3(3)
Examples from the Corpus
balloonThey're holding a huge festival in September with 70 balloons.No cardiologist would insert a balloon.I sail up the hill and along Hyde Hill Lane as if I were a balloon.hot air balloon ridesIt will be years before I will understand the significance of these little balloons.For this design knit the single teddy starting on the seventh stitch to avoid knitting part of the balloon.Tell the students to blow up the balloon and then tape the straw to the balloon.The balloons drop at midnight, and free champagne and party favors are included with your ticket.A good cabinet officer will take a policy proposal, put a trial balloon out.blow upCome and help me blow up the balloons.balloon flightFor example: A: Do you know what the longest balloon flight was?