Tonkin

[ ton-kin, tong- ]
/ ˈtɒnˈkɪn, ˈtɒŋ- /

noun

a former state in northern French Indochina, now part of Vietnam.
Gulf of Tonkin, an arm of the South China Sea, west of Hainan. 300 miles (485 km) long.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?
Also Tong·king [tong-king], /ˈtɒŋˈkɪŋ/, Ton·king [ton-king, tong-] /ˈtɒnˈkɪŋ, ˈtɒŋ-/ .
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for Tonkin

British Dictionary definitions for Tonkin

Tonkin

Tongking (ˈtɒŋˈkɪŋ)

/ (ˈtɒnˈkɪn) /

noun

a former state of N French Indochina (1883–1946), on the Gulf of Tonkin: forms the largest part of N Vietnam
Gulf of Tonkin an arm of the South China Sea, bordered by N Vietnam, the Leizhou Peninsula of SW China, and Hainan Island. Length: about 500 km (300 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012