sy·​li ˈsē-lē How to pronounce syli (audio)
plural sylis
: the monetary unit of Guinea from 1972 to 1986

Word History


Susu sílí, literally, elephant

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of syli was in 1974

Dictionary Entries Near syli

Cite this Entry

“Syli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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