table tennis

noun

: a game resembling tennis that is played on a tabletop with wooden paddles and a small hollow plastic ball

Examples of table tennis in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of table tennis was in 1891

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“Table tennis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/table%20tennis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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table tennis

noun
: a game resembling tennis that is played on a table with wooden paddles and a small hollow plastic ball

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