Definition of real tennis in English:

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real tennis

Pronunciation: /rē(ə)l ˈtenəs/

noun

British term for court tennis.
Example sentences
  • Let me hasten to add, that's the smaller ball of real tennis, about 5-1/2 centimetres in diameter, not today's familiar lawn tennis ball.
  • In the early years of the reign of Henry VIII a law was passed in 1512 that banned the ordinary person from a whole range of games such as real tennis, as favoured by Henry VII, cards, dice, bowls and skittles.
  • He can be passionate about beekeeping or real tennis or skiing or collecting old books; but buildings are merely assets to buy and sell.

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Syllabification: real ten·nis

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