softball

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English[edit]

A softball.
A softball game.

Etymology[edit]

1926: soft +‎ ball. Compare hardball.

Noun[edit]

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softball (countable and uncountable, plural softballs)

  1. A game similar to baseball but played with a larger and softer ball which can be thrown overhand or underhand.
  2. The ball used to play the sport.
  3. (by analogy) A question designed to be easy to answer.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English softball.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsoftboːl/, [ˈs̠o̞ft̪bo̞ːl]
  • Syllabification: soft‧ball

Noun[edit]

softball

  1. softball

Declension[edit]

Inflection of softball (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative softball softballit
genitive softballin softballien
partitive softballia softballeja
illative softballiin softballeihin
singular plural
nominative softball softballit
accusative nom. softball softballit
gen. softballin
genitive softballin softballien
partitive softballia softballeja
inessive softballissa softballeissa
elative softballista softballeista
illative softballiin softballeihin
adessive softballilla softballeilla
ablative softballilta softballeilta
allative softballille softballeille
essive softballina softballeina
translative softballiksi softballeiksi
instructive softballein
abessive softballitta softballeitta
comitative softballeineen
Possessive forms of softball (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person softballini softballimme
2nd person softballisi softballinne
3rd person softballinsa

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English softball

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Noun[edit]

softball m (uncountable)

  1. (sports) The sport of softball

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English softball.

Noun[edit]

softball m (uncountable)

  1. softball (a sport similar to baseball)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English softball.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsofdbol/, [ˈsov.ð̞β̞ol]
  • IPA(key): /ˈsofbol/, [ˈsov.β̞ol]

Noun[edit]

softball m (uncountable)

  1. softball

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.