Definition of trinitrotoluene in US English:

trinitrotoluene

(also trinitrotoluol)

noun

  • full form of TNT

Origin

Early 20th century: from tri- + nitro- + toluene.

Pronunciation

trinitrotoluene

/ˌtraɪˌnaɪtroʊˈtɑljuˌin//ˌtrīˌnītrōˈtälyo͞oˌēn/