water polo

wa·ter po·lo
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er poh-loh]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈpoʊ loʊ/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) ˈpəʊ.ləʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er poh-loh]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈpoʊ loʊ/

Definitions of water polo words

  • noun water polo an aquatic game played by two teams of seven swimmers each, the object being to score goals by pushing, carrying, or passing an inflated ball and tossing it into the opponent's goal, defended by a goalkeeper. 1
  • uncountable noun water polo Water polo is a game played in a swimming pool in which two teams of swimmers try to score goals with a ball. 0
  • noun water polo a game played in water by two teams of seven swimmers in which each side tries to throw or propel an inflated ball into the opponents' goal 0
  • noun water polo a water game played with a round, partly inflated ball by two teams of seven swimmers, the object of the game being to pass or take the ball over the opponent's goal line 0

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Origin of water polo

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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water polo popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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