Definition of Paralympic Games in English:

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Paralympic Games

Pronunciation: /perəˈlimpik ˌɡāmz/
(also the Paralympics)
An international sports festival for athletes with disabilities, now held every four years in conjunction with the Olympic Games.
Example sentences
  • In the Paralympics, athletes are classified according to type and degree of category, and the system of categories is known to be open to errors.
  • The Paralympics classify athletes based on ability and severity of their physical handicap.
  • The trials in February are to identify those riders who have potential to compete in the Paralympics.

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Syllabification: Par·a·lym·pic Games

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