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How Do You Spell TERN?

Correct spelling for the English word "tern" is [t_ˈɜː_n], [tˈɜːn], [tˈɜːn]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of TERN

  1. t[.e]rn, adj. threefold: consisting of three: growing in threes.--n. that which consists of three things or numbers together: a prize in a lottery got by drawing three favourable numbers.--adjs. TER'NAL, threefold; TER'NARY, proceeding by, or consisting of, threes.--n. the number three.--adj. TER'N[=A]TE, threefold, or arranged in threes.--adv. TER'N[=A]TELY.--n. TER'NION, a section of paper for a book containing three double leaves or twelve pages. [L. terni, three each--tres, three.]

Common Misspellings for TERN

Below is the list of 377 misspellings for the word "tern".

Usage Examples for TERN

  1. What a natural, simple county, content to fix its boundaries by these tortuous island brooks, with their comfortable names- Trent, Mease, Dove, Tern, Dane, Mees, Stour, Tame, and even hasty Severn! - "The Old Wives' Tale" by Arnold Bennett
  2. There is a tern and stringent law of our great Church which forbids its servants suing for a lady's hand. - "The Strong Arm" by Robert Barr
  3. Udolpho was a sort of hunting lodge or country club near Tern Creek and an old colonial church, so old that it bore the royal arms upon a shield still preserved as a sign of its colonial origin. - "Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister
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