ko·​ru·​na | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌnä How to pronounce koruna (audio) , ˈkär- \
plural koruny\ ˈkȯr-​ə-​nē How to pronounce koruna (audio) , ˈkär-​ \ or korunas or korun\ ˈkȯr-​ən How to pronounce koruna (audio) , ˈkär-​ \

Definition of koruna

1 the basic monetary unit of Czech Republic — see Money Table
2 [Slovak] : the basic monetary unit of Slovakia from 1992 to 2009

Examples of koruna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The koruna is the third-worst performer among emerging-market currencies, after Argentinian peso and Turkish lira, since the start of September. Peter Laca, Bloomberg.com, 11 Oct. 2020 The party estimates its plan would cut the budget revenue by about 25 billion koruna ($1.1 billion), compared with a 70 billion-koruna impact of the prime minister’s proposal. Lenka Ponikelska, Bloomberg.com, 3 Nov. 2020 The Polish zloty declined 1.7% and the Czech koruna fell 0.9%. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2020 The koruna has weakened 3.2% against the euro this month, slightly more than its central European peers the Polish zloty and the Hungarian forint. Lenka Ponikelska, Bloomberg.com, 30 Sep. 2020 Declines in the South African rand, Czech koruna and Mexican peso put the MSCI currency index on course for its biggest retreat since March, while materials companies led losses in all 10 industries tracked by the benchmark stock gauge. Robert Brand, Bloomberg.com, 20 Sep. 2020 The ruling coalition also agreed on Friday to pay a pension bonus of 5,000 koruna in December to compensate retirees for rising living costs. Peter Laca, Bloomberg.com, 29 Aug. 2020 These days Mr Pawlowski is still a supporter of Czech arts, but would not invest another koruna in the country. The Economist, 8 June 2019 Rate setters want to avoid racing too far ahead of borrowing costs in the euro zone, as that could trigger excessive koruna appreciation. Andra Timu, Bloomberg.com, 25 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of koruna

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for koruna

Czech, literally, crown, from Latin corona — more at crown

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“Koruna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koruna. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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