Definition of Tennessee in US English:

Tennessee

proper noun

  • 1A river in the southeastern US, flowing in a great loop, generally west and then north, for about 875 miles (1,400 km) to join the Ohio River in western Kentucky.

  • 2A state in the central southeastern US; population 6,214,888 (est. 2008); capital, Nashville. Ceded by Britain to the US in 1783, it became the 16th state in 1796.

Pronunciation

Tennessee

/ˌtenəˈsē//ˌtɛnəˈsi/