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maharani

noun ma·ha·ra·ni \-ˈrä-nē\

Simple Definition of maharani

  • : the wife of a maharaja

  • : a Hindu princess

Full Definition of maharani

  1. 1 :  the wife of a maharaja

  2. 2 :  a Hindu princess ranking above a rani

Variants of maharani

or ma·ha·ra·nee play \-ˈrä-nē\

Origin of maharani

Hindi & Urdu mahārānī, from mahā great (from Sanskrit mahat) + rānī rani


First Known Use: circa 1855

Rhymes with maharani


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