Definition of tonne in English:

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tonne

Pronunciation: /tən/

noun

Another term for metric ton.
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.

Words that rhyme with tonne

begun, bun, done, Donne, dun, fine-spun, forerun, fun, gun, Gunn, hon, Hun, none, nun, one, one-to-one, outdone, outgun, outrun, plus-one, pun, run, shun, son, spun, stun, sun, ton, tun, underdone, Verdun, won

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Syllabification: tonne

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