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Definitions of badminton

badminton  (ˈbædmɪntən



  1. a game played with rackets and a shuttlecock, which is hit back and forth across a high net
  2. Also called: badminton cup a long refreshing drink of claret with soda water and sugar

Word Origin

C19: named after Badminton House, where the game was first played

Badminton  (ˈbædmɪntən



  1. a village in SW England, in South Gloucestershire unitary authority, Gloucestershire: site of Badminton House, seat of the Duke of Beaufort; annual horse trials

Translations for 'badminton'

  • British English: badminton Badminton is a game played on a rectangular court by two or four players. They hit a feathered object called a shuttlecock across a high net.ˈbædmɪntən NOUN
  • Arabic: بادمنتون
  • Brazilian Portuguese: badminton
  • Chinese: 羽毛球
  • Croatian: badminton
  • Czech: badminton
  • Danish: badminton
  • Dutch: badminton
  • European Spanish: bádminton
  • Finnish: sulkapallo
  • French: badminton
  • German: Badminton
  • Greek: μπάντμιντον
  • Italian: badminton
  • Japanese: バドミントン
  • Korean: 배드민턴
  • Norwegian: badminton
  • Polish: badminton
  • Portuguese: badminton
  • Romanian: badminton
  • Russian: бадминтон
  • Spanish: bádminton
  • Swedish: badminton
  • Thai: แบดมินตัน
  • Turkish: badminton
  • Ukrainian: бадмінтон
  • Vietnamese: cầu lông

Example Sentences Including 'badminton'

We could get it before Saturday, and then... "Anastasia pictured the Senior Citizens playing badminton.
Lowry, Lois Anastasia Krupnik (3-in-1)
She would be perched on the high stool, twiddling her badminton racket against her bare thighs, waiting for him to appear.
Bringle, Mary Death of an Unknown Man
It was Mrs Kennerly, swinging along up the road with a badminton racket slung under her arm, wearing shorts.
Bringle, Mary Death of an Unknown Man


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