ma·​nille | \ mə-ˈnil How to pronounce manille (audio) \

Definition of manille

: 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, "These death-defying human towers build on Catalan tradition," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of manille

1674, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for manille

modification of Spanish malilla

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“Manille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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