Meaning of “tennis” in the English Dictionary

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"tennis" in British English

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tennisnoun [ U ]

us uk /ˈten.ɪs/

A1 a game played between two or four people on a special playing area that involves hitting a small ball across a central net using a racket


Examples from literature

  • He studies English, plays tennis, and does activities in the Community Center. 
  • Soccer, basketball, tennis, and other sports now attract more spectators. 
  • There were racing games, different sports like football or tennis, and quests. 

(Definition of “tennis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tennis" in American English

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tennisnoun [ U ]

us /ˈten·ɪs/

a game played on a specially marked playing area in which two or four people use rackets to hit a small ball across a center net

(Definition of “tennis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)