Definition of volleyball in English:


Line breaks: vol¦ley|ball
Pronunciation: /ˈvɒlɪbɔːl


[mass noun]
  • 1A game for two teams, usually of six players, in which a large ball is hit by hand over a high net, the aim being to score points by making the ball reach the ground on the opponent’s side of the court.
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    • The Zambia team will compete in several events among them volleyball, netball, table tennis and swimming.
    • In addition, Sydney fielded teams in soccer, volleyball, basketball and rugby.
    • These include track events for athletes and team events in netball, soccer and volleyball.
  • 1.1 [count noun] The inflated ball used in volleyball.
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    • Don't come at me with a volleyball because all I have to do is STAND THERE and my team will win.
    • He finds a volleyball in a parcel and names it Wilson, talking to it as if it were human.
    • Whether or not you can spike a mean volleyball, there is a lot to be said for being tall.

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