Meaning of volleyball in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvɒlɪbɔːl/

Translate volleyball into Spanish


mass noun
  • 1A game for two teams, usually of six players, in which a large ball is hit by hand over a high net, the aim being to score points by making the ball reach the ground on the opponent's side of the court.

    ‘The Zambia team will compete in several events among them volleyball, netball, table tennis and swimming.’
    • ‘In addition, Sydney fielded teams in soccer, volleyball, basketball and rugby.’
    • ‘These include track events for athletes and team events in netball, soccer and volleyball.’
    • ‘The games facilities will cater for sports such as table tennis, volleyball, pool and badminton.’
    • ‘Among the clubs that have received funding are alpine sports, rugby league, volleyball, cricket and golf.’
    • ‘As they ate, he noticed two teams of refugees playing volleyball in the street.’
    • ‘Athletes will compete in track and field, volleyball, football, netball and basketball.’
    • ‘She is a fine athlete and has played volleyball and basketball for her school.’
    • ‘On the flip side, there was some good volleyball played during the tournament.’
    • ‘If you're sociable, try a team sport such as volleyball, or find a workout partner.’
    • ‘Football was number one but he had also done athletics, basketball, volleyball and cricket.’
    • ‘Basketball, handball, and volleyball are modern sports that are beginning to catch on.’
    • ‘These kinds of injuries are common in basketball, football, volleyball, and soccer.’
    • ‘She used to play volleyball for her school team but quit due to the risk of injury.’
    • ‘Apart from athletics, she also competes in a wide range of events such as gymnastics, volleyball and basketball.’
    • ‘For most people, beaches are gregarious places for fun and games, cricket and football, volleyball and kites.’
    • ‘They gather at the gym for basketball and volleyball, and at the local rink for hockey.’
    • ‘She played volleyball and basketball, was on a swim team and was an outstanding soccer player.’
    • ‘The most popular spectator and participant sports are soccer and volleyball.’
    • ‘Basketball and volleyball are also popular sports but nothing comes close to football.’
    1. 1.1count noun The inflated ball used in volleyball.
      ‘Don't come at me with a volleyball because all I have to do is STAND THERE and my team will win.’
      • ‘He finds a volleyball in a parcel and names it Wilson, talking to it as if it were human.’
      • ‘Whether or not you can spike a mean volleyball, there is a lot to be said for being tall.’
      • ‘I grasp my aching head and turn around to see them laughing hysterically as the volleyball bounces away.’
      • ‘Sputtering, I discovered the volleyball floating next to me as whoops of triumph entered my ears.’
      • ‘I cracked an eye open and stared at a guy holding a volleyball and, apparently, staring back at me.’
      • ‘I had more emotional attachment to the volleyball than any other character in the movie.’
      • ‘Elena picked up a volleyball that sat on the floor nearby and began throwing it up into the air and catching it.’
      • ‘I took the volleyball from him, raised it above my head and spiked it over the net.’
      • ‘Ryan grabbed a volleyball from the cart and we began serving to specific spots on the court.’
      • ‘You would be gratified to learn that it hurts like hell and is the size of a volleyball.’
      • ‘However, I did dive for a volleyball a week or two ago in gym class and landed myself another trip to the ER.’
      • ‘The two friends were hitting the volleyball back and forth over the net, and talking at the same time.’
      • ‘I called out a greeting but was distracted by the volleyball again before I got to say anything else.’
      • ‘I bite the dust when it comes to anything else - and he picked up the volleyball to hand it to me.’