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volleyball

noun [U] uk   /ˈvɒl.i.bɔːl/ us    /ˈvɑː.li.bɑːl/
A2 a game in which two teams use their hands to hit a large ball backwards and forwards over a high net without allowing the ball to touch the ground
Translations of “volleyball”
in Korean 배구…
in Arabic لُعْبة كُرة الطّائرة…
in Portuguese voleibol…
in Catalan voleibol…
in Japanese バレー(ボール)…
in Italian pallavolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 排球(運動)…
in Russian волейбол…
in Turkish voleybol…
in Chinese (Simplified) 排球(运动)…
in Polish siatkówka…
(Definition of volleyball from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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