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English noun: racket

1. racket (event) a loud and disturbing noise


Broader (hypernym)noise

2. racket (act) an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit


Synonymsfraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise


Broader (hypernym)endeavor, endeavour, enterprise

3. racket (cognition) the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience


SamplesModern music is just noise to me.


Synonymsdissonance, noise


Broader (hypernym)auditory sensation, sound

4. racket (artifact) a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games


Synonymsracquet


Broader (hypernym)sports implement


Narrower (hyponym)badminton racket, badminton racquet, bat, battledore, crosse, squash racket, squash racquet, tennis racket, tennis racquet


Part holonymface, grip, handgrip, handle, hold


English verb: racket

1. racket (social) celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities


SamplesThe members of the wedding party made merry all night.
Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!.


Synonymsjollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, revel, wassail, whoop it up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)celebrate, fete


Narrower (hyponym)carouse, riot, roister

2. racket (perception) make loud and annoying noises


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound

3. racket (contact) hit (a ball) with a racket


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categoryathletics, sport









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