Definition of carton in English:


Syllabification: car·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈkärtn


  • A light box or container, typically one made of waxed cardboard or plastic in which drinks or foodstuffs are packaged.
    More 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).

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