Definition of Tennessee in English:


Line breaks: Ten|nes|see
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛnəˈsiː
1A river in the south-eastern US, flowing some 1,400 km (875 miles) in a great loop, generally westwards through Tennessee and Alabama, then northwards to re-enter Tennessee, joining the Ohio River in western Kentucky.
2A state in the central south-eastern US; population 6,214,888 (est. 2008); capital, Nashville. Ceded by Britain to the US in 1783, it became the 16th state in 1796.



(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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