Definition of tennis in English:

tennis

Line breaks: ten¦nis
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛnɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A game in which two or four players strike a ball with rackets over a net stretched across a court. The usual form (originally called lawn tennis) is played with a felt-covered hollow rubber ball on a grass, clay, or artificial surface. See also real tennis.
More example sentences
  • It was not creative tennis but it was enthralling nonetheless.
  • She fits in a gentle game of tennis every week.
  • He has some unexpected spare time and challenges me to a game of tennis.

Origin

late Middle English tenetz, tenes 'real tennis', apparently from Old French tenez 'take, receive' (called by the server to an opponent), imperative of tenir.

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