badminton

noun
bad·​min·​ton | \ ˈbad-ˌmi-tᵊn How to pronounce badminton (audio) , -ˌmin-tᵊn \

Definition of badminton

: a court game played with light long-handled rackets and a shuttlecock volleyed over a net

Examples of badminton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biggest thing is badminton moved up, but that doesn’t help us a whole lot. Tony Baranek, chicagotribune.com, "Pause still in effect for winter sports as IHSA plans to meet with state officials before January," 14 Dec. 2020 Counties in the orange tier — rural Sierra County is the only one right now — can play outdoor high-contact sports including football, boys lacrosse, soccer and water polo, and indoor low-contact sports like badminton, gymnastics and volleyball. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "High school sports still waiting to play," 17 Dec. 2020 King said this event would not take place if Arizona wasn't playing football, volleyball, badminton and competing in golf, swim and dive and cross-country this fall. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "80 top boys high school basketball teams, playing as clubs, to converge in Gilbert for weekend Border League," 21 Oct. 2020 The time fishing, sitting around a fire, kayaking, and playing badminton can't be replaced. Star Tribune, "Cabin on Lake of the Woods is a reach that's well worth it," 3 Dec. 2020 Even as the season faced challenges with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Perry continued to uphold its badminton dominance, making this years victory a special one. Lorenzino Estrada, The Arizona Republic, "Gilbert Perry, Ironwood crowned badminton champions," 13 Nov. 2020 Some of the in-person programs being offered are the art of T’ai Chi, line dancing, ballroom dancing, badminton, karate for kids, gymnastics for kids, dance classes for kids, art-ventures for kids, preschool play nights, and more. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 15 Oct. 2020 The spring season, which is scheduled to begin Feb. 15, is already a crowded field with football, boys soccer, girls volleyball, badminton and boys and girls water polo. Pat Disabato, chicagotribune.com, "Disabato: With the IHSA in a holding pattern, Chicago Christian coach Kevin Pittman ‘ready to go’ for first day of basketball practice," 13 Nov. 2020 Some of the in-person programs being offered are the art of T’ai Chi, line dancing, ballroom dancing, badminton, karate for kids, gymnastics for kids, dance classes for kids, art-ventures for kids, preschool play nights, and more. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of badminton

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for badminton

probably from Badminton House, seat of the Dukes of Beaufort in Wiltshire, England (though a historical link between the game and this place has not been demonstrated)

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The first known use of badminton was in 1863

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15 Jan 2021

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“Badminton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/badminton. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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badminton

noun
How to pronounce badminton (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of badminton

: a game in which a light feathered object (called a shuttlecock) is hit over a net by players using light rackets

badminton

noun
bad·​min·​ton | \ ˈbad-ˌmin-tᵊn How to pronounce badminton (audio) \

Kids Definition of badminton

: a game in which a shuttlecock is hit back and forth over a net by players using light rackets

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