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noun ball pronunciation in American English /bɔl/ 
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singularball
pluralballs
  1. 1
    [countable] a round object used in games and sports

    Try to kick the ball into the back of the net.

    a tennis/golf ball

    1. a.
      a round or nearly round object or shape

      Shape the mixture into balls.

      a melon ball

      ball of:

      a ball of yarn

  2. 4
    [countable] the part of your foot, hand, or thumb that is slightly round and sticks out
    ball of:

    He balanced on the balls of his feet.

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