noun, ten·nis often attributive \ˈte-nəs\

: a game that is played by two people or two pairs of people on a special court (called a tennis court) where they hit a small ball back and forth over a net using rackets

Full Definition of TENNIS

:  an indoor or outdoor game that is played with rackets and a light elastic ball by two players or pairs of players on a level court (as of clay or grass) divided by a low net

Origin of TENNIS

Middle English tenetz, tenys, probably from Anglo-French tenez, 2d person plural imperative of tenir to hold — more at tenable
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with TENNIS

TENNIS Defined for Kids


noun ten·nis \ˈte-nəs\

Definition of TENNIS for Kids

:  a game played on a level court by two or four players who use rackets to hit a ball back and forth across a low net dividing the court
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