Athletics - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æθˈletɪks|  American pronunciation of the word athletics
Brit.  |aθˈlɛtɪks|  British pronunciation of the word athletics

noun

- an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition (syn: sport)
- a contest between athletes
- participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity

Examples

...a youth inclined more toward sloth than athletics...

The stadium emptied at the end of the first day of athletics.

Athletics is like a drug, it keeps dragging you back for more.

British athletics received a tremendous fillip when Wells won the Gold.

These results are firsts in the history of women's athletics.

Athletics should rank alongside (=be equal to) soccer and cricket as a major sport.

Lillian Board's death at 22 was a tragic loss for British athletics.

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