Definition of Tennessee in English:


Syllabification: Ten·nes·see
Pronunciation: /ˌtenəˈsē
1A river in the southeastern US, flowing in a great loop, generally west and then north, for about 875 miles (1,400 km) to join the Ohio River in western Kentucky.
2A state in the central southeastern US; population 6,214,888 (est. 2008); capital, Nashville; statehood, June 1, 1796 (16). It was the site of many Civil War battles, including those at Shiloh and Chattanooga.



Pronunciation: /-ˈsēən/
(also Tennesseean) noun& adjective
More example sentences
  • The statute operates as a tax, a regulation, and even a prohibition on what Tennesseeans can do in Tennessee.
  • She was embarrassed that her fellow Tennesseeans had rejected their candidate.
  • The Tennesseean could go no further and ski patrol was quickly called.

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