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balloon

noun [C]  us   /bəˈlun/
a small, thin, rubber bag that you can fill with air or another gas until it is round in shape, often used for decoration at parties or as a child’s toy A balloon is also a very large, round container filled with a gas that can rise in the air and carry people riding under it in an attached box.

balloon

verb [I]  us   /bəˈlun/
to become larger, esp. quickly: The rumors soon ballooned into (= quickly became) a full-grown scandal.
Translations of “balloon”
in Arabic بالون, مِنْطاد…
in Korean 풍선…
in Malaysian belon…
in French ballon…
in Turkish balon…
in Italian palloncino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣球, 熱氣球, (漫畫中的)話泡泡…
in Russian воздушный шар…
in Polish balonik, balon…
in Vietnamese kinh khí cầu…
in Spanish globo…
in Portuguese balão…
in Thai ลูกโป่ง, ลูกบอลลูน…
in German der Luftballon…
in Catalan globus…
in Japanese ふうせん…
in Indonesian balon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气球, 热气球, (漫画中的)话泡泡…
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