basketball

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈbɑːs.kɪt.bɔːl/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈbæs.kɪt.bɔːl/
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Noun[change]

Singular
basketball

Plural
basketballs

A basketball
  1. (uncountable) A ball game with two teams of five players. A goal is scored when a player throws the ball into a net (attached to a hoop) at each end of the court.
    I play on my school's basketball team.
  2. (countable) A ball used in the game of basketball.
    Throw the basketball to me.