an·​na | \ ˈä-nə How to pronounce anna (audio) \

Definition of anna

1 : a former monetary unit of Burma, India, and Pakistan equal to ¹/₁₆ rupee
2 : a coin representing one anna

Examples of anna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this species, called Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna), only males have an iridescent face and neck. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, "Hummingbirds’ Iridescent Feathers Are Still a Bit of a Mystery," 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of anna

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anna

Hindi & Urdu ānā

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22 Mar 2021

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“Anna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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