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English definition of “balloon”

balloon

noun [C]     /bəˈluːn/
A2 a small , very thin rubber bag that you blow air into or fill with a light gas until it is round in shape , used for decoration at parties or as a children's toy : We tied balloons and streamers to the ceiling ready for the party .Toys and dollsObjects and decorations connected with celebrations (also hot-air balloon) a very large balloon that is filled with hot air or gas and can carry people in a basket (= open container ) hanging under it: People first flew in a balloon in 1783.Balloons and parachutes a speech bubblePictures
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