[ sohn ]

  1. a river flowing S from NE France to the Rhone. 270 miles (435 km) long.

Words Nearby Saône Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Saône in a sentence

  • At Lyons, where the Rhone joins the Saone, the most lamentable scenes took place.

    The Rain Cloud | Anonymous
  • In the western part of the city, beyond the Saone, are found some very interesting churches.

    Cities of the Dawn | J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Instead then of explaining—as the followers of the above system have done—the Saone (Sagonna) by the Celt.

    The River-Names of Europe | Robert Ferguson
  • Among the rivers noted for the slowness of their course, the most conspicuous is the Arar or Saone.

    The River-Names of Europe | Robert Ferguson
  • Anglo-Saxon poetry is like the river Saone; one doubts which way it flows.

British Dictionary definitions for Saône


/ (French son) /

  1. a river in E France, rising in Lorraine and flowing generally south to join the Rhône at Lyon, as its chief tributary: canalized for 375 km (233 miles) above Lyon; linked by canals with the Rhine, Marne, Seine, and Loire Rivers. Length: 480 km (298 miles)

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