or Tour·nay

[ toor-ney; French toor-ne ]

  1. a city in W Belgium, on the Scheldt River.

Words Nearby Tournai Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Tournai in a sentence

  • The allies then by a sudden night march arrived before Tournai, and at once commenced its investment.

    The Cornet of Horse | G. A. Henty
  • The greater number of his soldiers joined the standard of the Prince d'Espinoy, governor of Tournai.

  • Alexander Farnese laid siege, on the 1st of October, to the important city of Tournai.

  • A single railway line connects it on the north with Tournai and (p. 054) on the south with Valenciennes.

    1914 | John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • It was not a haphazard picnic party, and it captured Terouenne and Tournai.

    Ten Tudor Statesmen | Arthur D. Innes

British Dictionary definitions for Tournai


/ (French turnɛ) /

  1. a city in W Belgium, in Hainaut province on the River Scheldt: under several different European rulers until 1814. Pop: 67 341 (2004 est): Flemish name: Doornik

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