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alley-oop

al·ley-oop
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-ee-oop]
    • /ˈæl iˈup/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-ee-oop]
    • /ˈæl iˈup/

Definitions of alley-oop word

  • interjection alley-oop used as an exclamation accompanying the act of lifting, rising, etc. 3
  • noun alley-oop a high, lobbed pass to a teammate near the basket who attempts to make a slam-dunk or to tip the ball in 3
  • noun alley-oop Basketball. a quick-score play in which a high, arching pass is made to a teammate close to the basket, who leaps to catch the ball and in midair drops or stuffs it through the basket. 1

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Parts of speech for Alley-oop

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

alley-oop popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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