Definition of tonne in English:

tonne

Syllabification: tonne
Pronunciation: /tən
 
/

noun

  • another term for metric ton.
    More example sentences
    • This is a record as the average yield in the State is around four tonnes per hectare.
    • We then visited this to discover that out of the six hundred tonnes, only about fifty tonnes were left by then.
    • Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of cod were taken out each year, building up great fortunes for those that fished it.

Origin

late 19th century: from French; compare with ton1.

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