ra·​ni | \ rä-ˈnē How to pronounce rani (audio) , ˈrä-ˌnē \
variants: or ranee

Definition of rani

: a Hindu queen : a raja's wife

Examples of rani in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her principal collaborator is her daughter, Devika Bhise, who helped mom and Olivia Emden write the script and who plays the rani (or queen). Mark Jenkins, Houston Chronicle, "‘Warrior Queen of Jhansi’ is pretty but dull," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of rani

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rani

Hindi & Urdu rānī, from Sanskrit rājñī, feminine of rājan king — more at royal

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“Rani.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rani. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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