how to pronounce ton


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ton is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ton in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of ton


  1. A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).
  2. One hundred points scored.
  3. One hundred pounds sterling.
  4. Fashion, the current style, the vogue.
  5. A unit of volume; register ton.
  6. The common tunny, or horse mackerel.
  7. A speed of 100 mph.
  8. One hundred runs.
  9. Fashionable society; those in style.
  10. Initialism of threshold odor number.
  11. In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/h (about 3.514 kW or 3024 kcal/h), originally the rate of cooling provided by uniform isothermal melting of one short ton of ice per day at 32 °F (0 °C).
  12. A large amount.

ton frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word ton occurs in english on average 25.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ton can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ton can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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