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 racket racket

noun

  • () a loud and disturbing noise  ( racket )
    a loud and disturbing noise
  • () an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit  ( fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, racket )
    an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
  • 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  ( racket, racquet )
    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
  • the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience  ( dissonance, racket, noise )
    the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
     modern music is just noise to me
    modern music is just noise to me
  • verb

  • hit (a ball) with a racket  ( racket )
    hit (a ball) with a racket
  • make loud and annoying noises  ( racket )
    make loud and annoying noises
  • celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities  ( jollify, make merry, make whoopie, racket, revel, wassail, make happy, whoop it up )
    celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
     The members of the wedding party made merry all night
    The members of the wedding party made merry all night
     Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!
    Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!