ri·​el rē-ˈel How to pronounce riel (audio)
the basic monetary unit of Cambodia see Money Table

Examples of riel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Townspeople holding artificial trees with paper money as foliage—actual Cambodian riel—paraded past us, celebrating the donations made by the town to maintain the pagoda. Michael Scott Moore, The New Yorker, 25 May 2022

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Word History


Khmer riəl

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of riel was in 1956

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“Riel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riel. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Ri·​el rē-ˈel How to pronounce Riel (audio)
Louis 1844–1885 Canadian insurgent
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