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[too r-ney; French toor-ne] /tʊərˈneɪ; French turˈnɛ/
a city in W Belgium, on the Scheldt River. Unabridged
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  • The region of Valenciennes, Tournai and Lille was the first to recover.

    Belgium Emile Cammaerts
  • Before the end of the autumn he had taken Terouenne and Tournai.

  • So too John of Heyle, whose good offices had greatly contributed to the settlement of Tournai.

    The Story of Bruges Ernest Gilliat-Smith
  • The variety is supposed to have originated in the neighborhood of Tournai, Bel.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • They now came to Tournai (toor-n'), which is one of the most ancient towns in Belgium.

    Little Philippe of Belgium Madeline Brandeis
  • Here the sculptors of Tournai have achieved a veritable masterpiece.

    The Spell of Flanders Edward Neville Vose
  • A beginning was made with Tournai, an enormously strong place, and reckoned to be of the best of all Vauban's works.

    With Marlborough to Malplaquet Herbert Strang and Richard Stead
  • This chasse, the keeper told us, was not made at Tournai, but at Bruges.

    The Spell of Flanders Edward Neville Vose
  • Clovis was fifteen or sixteen years old when he became king of the Salian Franks of Tournai.

  • He had arrived at Arras on the same day that Tournai had surrendered.

    Malplaquet Hilaire Belloc
British Dictionary definitions for Tournai


/French turnɛ/
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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