kroon

noun
\ ˈkrōn How to pronounce kroon (audio) \
plural krooni\ ˈkrō-​nē How to pronounce krooni (audio) \ or kroons

Definition of kroon

the basic monetary unit of Estonia until 2011 — see Money Table

Examples of kroon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My kroons are still crisp — but Estonians use euros now. Los Angeles Times, "Share the story of your wackiest, weirdest, most wonderful travel souvenir," 2 Apr. 2020 In May 1999, Tele2 published an ad in a daily newspaper calling for competent programmers and offering the hefty sum of 5,000 Estonian kroons (about $330) a day—more than an average Estonian earned in a month at the time. Toivo Tänavsuu, Ars Technica, "“How can they be so good?”: The strange story of Skype," 3 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of kroon

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kroon

Estonian (partitive singular krooni), literally, crown, from Swedish krona or German Krone

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“Kroon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kroon. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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