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carton Syllabification: car·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈkärtn/

Definition of carton in English:


A light box or container, typically one made of waxed cardboard or plastic in which drinks or foodstuffs are packaged.
Example sentences
  • Sand also drank her small carton of milk, which had gotten a bit warm since she had been handed it.
  • He walked to the kitchen, still sleepy, and took a long drink form the carton of milk.
  • Ask what their favourite sandwich is and give them a small carton of milk or a yogurt drink as a treat.
box, package, cardboard box, container, pack, packet


Early 19th century: from French, from Italian cartone (see cartoon).

Words that rhyme with carton

Akhenaten, Akhetaten, Aten, Barton, Dumbarton, hearten, Parton, smarten, spartan, tartan
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