Share this entry

dedans Line breaks: de¦dans
Pronunciation: /dəˈdɒ̃/

Definition of dedans in English:


(In real tennis) an open gallery for spectators at the service side of a court.
Example sentences
  • The wall behind the server likewise rises into a slope, but lower down, suspended above the floor, lie the dedans, a larger mesh and third possible winner.


Early 18th century: French, literally 'inside'.

Definition of dedans in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly