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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


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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