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ten·nis  audio  (tns) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A game played with rackets and a light ball by two players or two pairs of players on a rectangular court, as of grass, clay, or asphalt, divided by a net. Also called lawn tennis.
  2. Court tennis.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English tenetz, tenyes, court tennis, from Anglo-Norman tenetz, and Old French tenez, pl. imperative of tenir, to hold from Latin tenre ; see detain


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