eu·​ro·​zone ˈyu̇r-ō-ˌzōn How to pronounce eurozone (audio)
: the geographical area comprising the countries that use the euro as the official currency

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though Croatia joined the EU 10 years ago, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković helped urge along the economic management reforms needed for the Balkan nation of 4 million to officially join the eurozone. Jeva Lange, The Week, 1 Jan. 2023 Across the eurozone, manufacturing suffered the largest declines in activity, particularly in energy-intensive sectors such as chemicals and plastics. Paul Hannon, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2022 The European Central Bank has been aggressively raising rates in hopes of halting inflation’s march across the eurozone. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2022 Despite high inflation, the eurozone’s economy continued to grow last quarter. Will Daniel, Fortune, 31 Oct. 2022 Data that tracks the health of the eurozone’s services industry through purchasing managers’ indexes fell below expectations last week and showed a contraction. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2020 The annual rate of inflation in the eurozone slowed last month to 10 percent, the first deceleration in more than a year. Eshe Nelson, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2022 The annual rate of inflation in the eurozone fell in November for the first time since mid-2021, although that was largely related to lower energy prices. Stuart Condie, WSJ, 3 Dec. 2022 Rising inflation, which in September hit about 10 percent in Britain and in the eurozone, has cut into spending power. Jenny Gross, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eurozone was in 1995

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Cite this Entry

“Eurozone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


: the geographical area comprising the countries that use the euro as the official currency
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