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mixed doubles Syllabification: mixed dou·bles

Definition of mixed doubles in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
(Especially in tennis and badminton) a game or competition involving teams, each consisting of a man and a woman.
Example sentences
  • The two have paired together at Wimbledon in the mixed doubles competition.
  • The format for the knockout competition consisted of four singles matches, a boys and girls doubles game and two mixed doubles match ups.
  • It also holds monthly American tournaments, which involves mixed doubles games where players draw for a partner.

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