French translation of 'balloon'
1. (blow-up) ballon m
2. (also: hot-air balloon) montgolfière f ⧫ ballon m
3. (in comic strip) bulle f
(in hot-air balloon)
[flight] en montgolfière
[race] de montgolfières
1. (= increase) [deficit, debt, losses] considérablement augmenter
2. (= get fatter)
[person] (in size) considérablement grossir
[weight] considérablement augmenter
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Example Sentences Including 'balloon'
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BRITAIN'S trade deficit has ballooned because of jitters over the global economy and a slump in exports, figures will show this week.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
By hot air balloon, of course.The Sun (2011)
Do they make balloons and party bags for dogs now, do you know?Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Helicopters do not fly anything like as high and balloons do not manoeuvre.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
How high to pre-empt is a bit like blowing up a balloon.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
I have to say, though, that my personal style is to blow those balloons dangerously large.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Our subconscious fear of spiders is in a balloon, which floats gently away.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There was always a rush of emotion, a balloon expanding in my chest.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
These won't be the first manned balloon flights into the stratosphere, though.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Use a large balloon style as it will help to funnel the citrus and botanical aromas upwards.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You can see this for yourself by blowing up a balloon and releasing it.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
A HOT air balloon made an emergency landing in the middle of a road.The Sun (2016)
An air balloon will monitor the convoys.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
California's collapsing economy has caused the budget deficit to balloon.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Doctors want a ban on its use in party balloons.The Sun (2016)
Her next target is going up in a hot air balloon.The Sun (2009)
How hot must air in a hot air balloon be to lift an elephant?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It's not really about flying balloons.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Just this wonderful fantasy of grabbing on to toy balloons and floating into open space.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The cost of most large projects balloons.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The cuts follow a sustained period of ballooning military budgets.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The fans let thousands of balloons go at the same time and it was an enchanting sea of colour.The Sun (2007)
The laughing gas balloons are sold in clubs and bars for around 3.50 a go.The Sun (2015)
When the balloon goes up you will lose out.The Sun (2007)
Yesterday his club claimed he was just blowing up a balloon.The Sun (2015)
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'balloon' in Other Languages
British English: balloon /bəˈluːn/ NOUN
A balloon is a small, thin, rubber bag that becomes larger when you blow air into it.
She popped a balloon with her fork.
- American English: balloon
- Arabic: بالون
- Brazilian Portuguese: balão
- Chinese: 气球
- Croatian: balon
- Czech: balón
- Danish: ballon
- Dutch: ballon
- European Spanish: globo aerostático
- Finnish: ilmapallo
- French: ballon
- German: Luftballon
- Greek: μπαλόνι
- Italian: pallone aerostatico
- Japanese: 風船
- Korean: 풍선
- Norwegian: ballong
- Polish: balon
- European Portuguese: balão
- Romanian: balon
- Russian: воздушный шар
- Spanish: globo
- Swedish: ballong
- Thai: ลูกโป่ง
- Turkish: balon
- Ukrainian: повітряна куля
- Vietnamese: bóng bay
British English: balloon VERB
When something balloons, it increases rapidly in amount.
Use of the underground has ballooned.
Translation of balloon from the Collins English to French Dictionary