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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The primary unit of currency in Italy, San Marino and Vatican City before the adoption of the euro.

Usage examples (36)
  • The dress costs 5,000 lira in that Italian boutique.
  • By 2004, the lira was the world's least valuable currency.
  • In true NuLab/BBC fashion they probably mean 6 billion turkish lira, which is about three shillings and sixpence in real money.
  • Turkish Cypriot area: 1 Turkish lira (TL) = 100 kurus for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another way to spell "lira" is "lire".
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