volleyball

noun vol·ley·ball \ ˈvä-lē-ˌbȯl \

Definition of volleyball

:a game played by volleying an inflated ball over a net; also :the ball used in this game

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First Known Use of volleyball

1896


VOLLEYBALL Defined for English Language Learners

volleyball

noun

Definition of volleyball for English Language Learners

  • : a game in which two teams of players hit a large ball back and forth over a high net

  • : the ball used to play volleyball


VOLLEYBALL Defined for Kids

volleyball

noun vol·ley·ball \ ˈvä-lē-ˌbȯl \

Definition of volleyball for Students

1 :a game played by two teams that hit a ball filled with air over a net without letting the ball touch the ground
2 :the ball used in volleyball


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