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A dirigible in flight.

Etymology edit

From French dirigeable, from ballon dirigeable (steerable balloon).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪɹɪdʒəbəɫ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɪɹ.ə.d͡ʒə.bəl/
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Noun edit

dirigible (plural dirigibles)

  1. (aviation) A self-propelled airship that can be steered.
    • 2023 February 4, Katie Rogers, “Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a … Chinese Spy Balloon?”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      People had time to think up some questions, including reporters who shouted “Are you going to shoot down the balloon?” at President Biden shortly before the dirigible came down.

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dirigible (comparative more dirigible, superlative most dirigible)

  1. steerable

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /diɾiˈxible/ [d̪i.ɾiˈxi.β̞le]
  • Rhymes: -ible
  • Syllabification: di‧ri‧gi‧ble

Noun edit

dirigible m (plural dirigibles)

  1. dirigible

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