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Meaning of "bocce" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BOCCE

bocce  [ˈbɒtʃiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOCCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bocce is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BOCCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bocce

Bocce

Bocce, sometimes anglicized as bocci, is a ball sport belonging to the boules sport family, closely related to bowls and pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy, it is played around Europe and also in overseas areas that have received Italian migrants, including Australia, North America, and South America. Bocce was initially played among the Italian migrants but has slowly become more popular with their descendants and the wider community. The sport is also very popular on the eastern side of the Adriatic, especially in Croatia, Montenegro and southern Bosnia and Hercegovina, where the sport is known in Serbo-Croatian as boćanje or balote. In Slovenia the sport is known as balinanje or colloquially "playing boče" or bale. In Southern France the sport is also popular and known as Boule Lyonnaise.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOCCE


chee-chee
ˈtʃiːˌtʃiː
chincherinchee
ˌtʃɪntʃərɪnˈtʃiː
chinkerinchee
ˈtʃɪŋkəˌrɪntʃiː
culchie
ˈkʌltʃiː
debauchee
ˌdɛbɔːˈtʃiː
elchee
ˈɛltʃiː
geechee
ˈɡiːtʃiː
kimchi
ˈkɪmtʃiː
Kochi
kəʊˈtʃiː
lichee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
lichi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
litchi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
lychee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
mirchi
miːrˈtʃiː
Penchi
ˈpɛnˈtʃiː
Penki
ˈpɛnˈtʃiː
qi
tʃiː
shchi
ʃtʃiː
vouchee
vaʊˈtʃiː
Wu-lu-mu-ch´i
ˈwuːˈluːˈmuːˈtʃiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOCCE

bobtailed
bobweight
bobwhite
bobwig
bocaccio
bocage
bocca
Boccaccio
Boccherini
bocci
boccia
boccie
Boccioni
bocconcini
Boche
Bochum
bock
bock beer
bockedy
boconcini

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOCCE

ace
advance
advice
Alice
appearance
assistance
at a price
at any price
at your convenience
audience
balance
chance
chief of police
choice
come to the surface
commerce
ecce
Lecce
piece
recce

Synonyms and antonyms of bocce in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bocce» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOCCE

Find out the translation of bocce to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bocce from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bocce» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地掷球
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

petanca
570 millions of speakers

English

bocce
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बोक्के
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بوكس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бочча
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boccia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বচি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pétanque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bocce
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Boccia
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ボッチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bocce
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Bocce
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொக்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बोकस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bocce
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bocce
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bocce
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бочча
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bocce
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

bocce
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boule
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

boccia
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

boccia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bocce

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOCCE»

The term «bocce» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.468 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOCCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bocce

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOCCE»

Discover the use of bocce in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bocce and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Bocce: A Sport for Everyone
An illustrated guide to the Italian game of boccie ( bocce ) ball.
Rico C. Daniele, 2000
2
Bocce Balling on the West Coast
returning to my home and job at the end of January, I didn't play bocce until mid- April when Tristan returned from his new residence in Quincy, California. He visited to pick up things up and stayed for the Sea Otter Classic bicycle event.
Andrew Shaw-Kitch
3
Italian Voices: Making Minnesota Our Home
The Mesaba Iron Range was a bocce hotbed in Minnesota. Competition— whether between individuals, clubs, or towns—was always fierce. Boccistas ( bocce players) might play for a glass of vino in Chisholm, for the price of a pony of beer in ...
Mary Ellen Mancina-Batinich, 2007
4
Italian Immigrants, 1880-1920
Italian immigrants introduced the outdoor game of bocce to Americans You can play this game on grass. What You Need tape measure 1 pallino ball* string or sticks 4 to 8 players 8 bocce balls* "You can substitute a golf ball for the pallino and ...
Anne M. Todd, 2001
5
Let's Play Bocce!
Bocce is a game in which a ball is rolled along the ground with the goal of having that ball come to rest near a smaller target ball. It is the perfect backyard sport because it doesn't require a lot of equipment or formal setting.
‎2003
6
Bocce
Bocce (sometimes anglicized as bocci or boccie) is a ball sport belonging to the boules sport family, closely related to bowls and petanque with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
7
Bowls: Basque Bowls, Blackball (Film), Bocce, Bocce Volo, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source Wikipedia, 2013
8
Articles on Lawn Games, Including: Bowls, Bocce, P Tanque, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011
9
Pétanque: the Greatest Game You Never Heard Of: Beyond ...
In America too many clubs are tightly controlled by elitist French-Americans who practice Pétanque as an extension of French culture rather than a competitive sport. This book lets the genie out of the Bordeaux bottle.
B. W. Putman, 2011
10
Brewing Up a Business: Adventures in Beer from the Founder ...
Aswe are puttingtogether the space for our second brewpub to be opened atthe sameplace as ourproduction brewery in Milton, we decided to use a giant roomwith fullsize boccecourts forpublicuse. We built the bocce courts long before the ...
Sam Calagione, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOCCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bocce is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Whatcom senior calendar: Bocce, heart talk, microbrews
An All-County Senior Centers Bocce Tournament is planned for Aug. 31 in Lynden. There is no entry fee, but inquire at your Whatcom County ... «The Bellingham Herald, Jul 15»
2
FOOD AND WINE CALENDAR: Bocce and barbecue
Bocce and Barbecue, 6 p.m. July 7 at Damiani Wine Cellars. Global Taco Food Truck, 6 to 9 p.m. at 2471 Hayes Road, Montour Falls. «Finger Lakes Times, Jul 15»
3
Bocce Pioneer Days tradition in Cle Elum (photos)
Bocce teammates Tip Maggs and Billie Barr watch as Bob Cernick launches his bocce ball toward the pallina during the Pioneer Days Bocce ... «Yakima Herald-Republic, Jul 15»
4
Ready for some bocce
THE ATLA HOUSE bocce team from Little Italy in Cleveland is shown after winning the Warren Andrews Bocce Tournament in 2014. The ninth ... «The Star Beacon, Jul 15»
5
JetSurge Power Cleaning holds slim lead in Yatesville Bocce League
YATESVILLE — JetSurge Power Cleaning is clinging to a slim one-game lead with one week left in the first half of play of the Yatesville Bocce League. «The Sunday Dispatch, Jul 15»
6
Bocce ball – A summer evening lawn game that is simple yet …
Bocce ball is my favorite game to play on a long summer evening. A simple lawn game that is at least 7,000 years old, bocce ball has no set up, ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
7
Volunteers needed for Special Olympics bocce competition in Savage
Jordan resident Marshall Erickson lines up his toss during the 2014 Minnesota Special Olympics Area 9 Regional Bocce Ball Tournament at ... «SW News Media, Jul 15»
8
The Latest: Sharapova laments 'terrible' bocce skills
LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___. 8:05 p.m.. Turns out Maria Sharapova's ball skills don't extend far outside the ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
9
The Latest: Isner in another long one at Wimbledon
1 was asked Friday whether she had watched Dustin Brown's win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon a day earlier, but said she had been outside playing bocce ... «FOX19, Jul 15»
10
Play Like The Romans & Indulge In Italian Fare At Bocce
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Chef Nunzio Fuschillo of Bocce Ristorante in Midtown showed CBS4's Lisa Petrillo how to make fresh-pulled ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bocce [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bocce>. Dec 2022 ».
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