Definition of tunny in English:

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tunny

Pronunciation: /ˈtənē/
(also tunny fish)

noun

(plural same or tunnies) chiefly British
1A tuna, especially the bluefin.
Example sentences
  • During that time he had been the only angler to land a tunny fish by rod and line.
  • My grandfather owned a tunny boat that sailed out of Whitby each summer.
1.1Tuna as food.
Example sentences
  • When the tunny have been fried add a teaspoonful of chopped parsley and four tomatoes, peeled and the seeds removed, and a pinch of pepper.
  • Put the spaghetti into the saucepan and move them about with a fork and spoon until they are thoroughly mixed with the sauce and the tunny.
  • After this masterpiece with its tunny fish salads and 'steak risotto' gets knocked down he'll be in Scotland, 'for the melancholia'.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French thon, via Latin from Greek thunnos.

Words that rhyme with tunny

bunny, dunny, funny, gunny, honey, money, runny, sonny, sunny

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tun·ny

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