Definition of yon in English:

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yon

Pronunciation: /jɒn/
literary or dialect

determiner& adverb

Yonder; that: [as determiner]: there’s some big ranches yon side of the Sierra
More example sentences
  • Maybe he'll write a sequel to yon film.
  • It's with optimistic bravado that I approach yon quivering mountain.
  • Give us a lick of yon jam.

pronoun

Yonder person or thing: what do you make of yon?

Phrases

hither and yon

another term for hither and thither .

Origin

Old English geon, of Germanic origin; related to German jener 'that one'.

Words that rhyme with yon

aide-de-camp, aides-de-camp, anon, Asunción, au courant, begone, Bonn, bon vivant, Caen, Canton, Carcassonne, Ceylon, chaconne, chateaubriand, ci-devant, Colón, colon, Concepción, con (US conn), cretonne, don, Duchamp, Evonne, foregone, fromage blanc, Gabon, Garonne, gone, guenon, hereupon, Inchon, Jean, john, Jon, Le Mans, León, Luzon, Mont Blanc, Narbonne, odds-on, on, outgone, outshone, Perón, phon, piñon, Pinot Blanc, plafond, Ramón, Saigon, Saint-Saëns, Sand, Schwann, scone, shone, side-on, sine qua non, Sorbonne, spot-on, swan, thereon, thereupon, ton, Toulon, undergone, upon, Villon, wan, whereon, whereupon, won, wonton, Yvonne

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