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Tonkin, Gulf of

Line breaks: Gulf of Ton¦kin
  • An arm of the South China Sea, bounded by the coasts of southern China and northern Vietnam. Its chief port is Haiphong. An incident there in 1964 led to increased US military involvement in the area prior to the Vietnam War.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody