Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: balanced
IPA transcription: [b'ælənst]
Pronunciations of balanced
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: balanced
    Meaning: being in a state of proper equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers"
Usage examples
  • It balanced itself on the limb, leaning over and cocking its bright bead-like eyes at her, as if admiring the sight.
  • "And finally," said Wilson, "I got down on my stomach and held to his wrists, while Shadrack sat on the other side and balanced us."
  • This movement brought them opposite, and so they were in a circle, at which they balanced, the men facing outwards, the women inwards.
  • The compass was well housed in a case perfectly square, and well balanced by its two copper frames placed horizontally, one in the other, on little bolts, as in Cardan's lamps.
  • 'You are old,' said the youth, 'one would hardly suppose That your eye was as steady as ever; Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose-- What made you so awfully clever?'
  • A little girl cousin of mine was put in a bag and suspended from the horn of an Indian saddle; but her weight must be balanced or the saddle would not remain on the animal's back.
  • She took particular pains to give Undine her due part in the performance; but the girl's expansive impulses were always balanced by odd reactions of mistrust, and to-night the latter prevailed.
  • "Lord!" exclaimed Adam again, balanced now upon a ladder, and pausing to wipe his brow with one hand and with a picture swinging in the other, "Lord! what ever will Miss Anthea say, Mr. Belloo sir!"
  • By the time we had reached about as far as three men together dared push, they had left the main trunk and moved outward, each one balanced on a long branch that dipped and swayed beneath the weight.
  • Waking or rest he used indiscriminately, by night or by day.--These great Virtues were balanced by great Vices; inhuman cruelty; perfidy more than punic; no truth, no faith, no regard to oaths, promises, or religion.
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1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Han dynasty, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Queen Victoria, License CC BY-SA 4.0
3. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording George Lansbury, License CC BY-SA 4.0