plural krooni ˈkrō-nē How to pronounce kroon (audio) or kroons
the basic monetary unit of Estonia until 2011 see Money Table

Examples of kroon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the installation of the Estonian currency board, the Estonian kroon replaced the ruble, and stability was established. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 14 July 2022 The currency board was installed, the Estonian kroon was issued, and inflation was extinguished instantly. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 23 Sep. 2021 The currency board was installed, and the Estonian kroon was issued. Jacques De Larosière and Steve H. Hanke, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2021 My kroons are still crisp — but Estonians use euros now. Los Angeles Times, 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, 3 Sep. 2018

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kroon was in 1925

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“Kroon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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