met·​i·​cal ˈme-ti-kəl How to pronounce metical (audio)
variants or metica or less commonly meticais
ˈme-ti-(ˌ)kīz How to pronounce metical (audio)
plural meticals or meticas also meticais
the basic monetary unit of Mozambique see Money Table

Word History


Portuguese, miskal (a unit of weight in Muslim countries), from Arabic mithqāl

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metical was in 1980

Dictionary Entries Near metical

Cite this Entry

“Metical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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