bank·​note | \ ˈbaŋk-ˌnōt How to pronounce banknote (audio) \

Definition of banknote

: a promissory note issued by a bank payable to bearer on demand without interest and acceptable as money

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Examples of banknote in a Sentence

the new nation immediately printed up its own banknotes
Recent Examples on the Web Meantime, the total value of A$100 notes -- Australia’s largest banknote -- in circulation jumped 14.1% in August from a year earlier, the fastest pace in 29 years. Michael Heath,, "Nervous Households Sitting on Cash Slow Australia’s Recovery," 9 Sep. 2020 That – combined with the town’s savings – helped established the banknote operation. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "Italian town printing its own money to help residents in need during coronavirus lockdown," 28 Apr. 2020 The Queen first appeared on a banknote in 1935, when Canada produced a series showing an image of the then Princess Elizabeth aged just eight. Phil Boucher,, "Queen Elizabeth’s Rare 1963 Portraits Taken for Banknotes Are Up for Auction," 17 Apr. 2020 The government suddenly banned certain banknotes in 2016, a strategy that sent shockwaves through the economy. John Detrixhe, Quartz India, "Cashless payments are growing faster in India than just about anywhere else," 12 Nov. 2019 Despite assurances from public health officials, some retailers are banning banknotes. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Businesses banning banknotes, asking customers to use credit, debit cards," 21 Mar. 2020 Queen Elizabeth’s portrait has appeared on banknotes in every continent — apart from Antarctica — during her 68-year reign. Phil Boucher,, "Queen Elizabeth’s Rare 1963 Portraits Taken for Banknotes Are Up for Auction," 17 Apr. 2020 Central banks have also given banknotes a bad name. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Paper currency is one of the few things Brits aren’t hoarding," 27 Mar. 2020 Cardboard isn’t a perfect representation of banknote paper, but both are porous surfaces. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Cash and coronavirus; Here’s what precautions to take when handling money, credit cards," 21 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of banknote

1695, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of banknote was in 1695

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14 Sep 2020

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“Banknote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of banknote

: a piece of paper money

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