krona

1 of 2

noun (1)

kro·​na ˈkrō-nə How to pronounce krona (audio)
plural kronor ˈkrō-ˌnȯr How to pronounce krona (audio) -nər How to pronounce krona (audio)
the basic monetary unit of Sweden see Money Table

krona

2 of 2

noun (2)

kro·​na ˈkrō-nə How to pronounce krona (audio)
plural kronur ˈkrō-nər How to pronounce krona (audio)
the basic monetary unit of Iceland see Money Table

Examples of krona in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The Swedish retailer recorded operating profit of 2.08 billion Swedish krona ($196 million), with operating margin more than doubling from the year before. Jonas Ekblom, Fortune Europe, 27 Mar. 2024 Swedish media last year reported Sweden expanded its investment in ESA by more than 400 million Swedish krona, or more than $38 million at current exchange rates, to enable Wandt's spaceflight opportunity. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 18 Jan. 2024 The most expensive apartment currently available on the open market in Stockholm, priced at 130 million Swedish krona (or roughly $11.6 million), is as chic as the fashionable district it’s nestled within. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 18 Sep. 2023 The Swedish krona has taken a beating this year, diving to a record low against the euro, but analysts say the currency could start to recover next year. Emese Bartha, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2023 Last week, that helped lead the US Dollar Index, which tracks the dollar versus the British pound, euro, Swiss franc, Japanese yen, Canadian dollar and Swedish krona, to its lowest level in more than a year. Krystal Hur, CNN, 28 July 2023 The research, published in the European Sociological Review in January, found that higher general intelligence was correlated to higher wages—but only up to a threshold of about 600,000 Swedish krona ($57,300) a year. Low De Wei, Fortune, 17 Feb. 2023 The award comes with a 10-milion krona ($1.1 million) cash prize and a gold medal. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, 9 Oct. 2020 The Norwegian krone, sterling, the Swedish krona, Australian and New Zealand dollars will cop the biggest losses, and in that order, a study of G-10 currencies suggests. Ven Ram, Bloomberg.com, 22 Sep. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Swedish, literally, crown

Noun (2)

Icelandic krōna, literally, crown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1875, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of krona was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Krona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/krona. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

krona

1 of 2 noun
kro·​na ˈkrō-nə How to pronounce krona (audio)
plural kronor -ˌnȯ(ə)r How to pronounce krona (audio)
-nər
1
: the basic unit of money of Sweden
2
: a coin representing one krona

krona

2 of 2 noun
kro·​na ˈkrō-nə How to pronounce krona (audio)
plural kronur -nər How to pronounce krona (audio)
1
: the basic unit of money of Iceland
2
: a coin representing one krona
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