ma·​nille mə-ˈnil How to pronounce manille (audio)
: the second highest trump in various card games (such as ombre)

Examples of manille in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The base is called the pinya, followed by the folre, the manilles, the tronk, and the pom de dalt. National Geographic, 31 July 2019

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Word History


modification of Spanish malilla

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manille was in 1674

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Cite this Entry

“Manille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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