tael

noun
\ ˈtāl How to pronounce tael (audio) \

Definition of tael

1 : any of various Chinese units of value based on the value of a tael weight of silver
2 : any of various units of weight of eastern Asia

First Known Use of tael

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tael

Portuguese, from Malay tahil

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tael

Dictionary Entries near tael

taedium vitae

Taedong

tae kwon do

tael

taen-

taenia

Taeniada

Statistics for tael

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tael

The first known use of tael was in 1588

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on tael

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with tael

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tael

Comments on tael

What made you want to look up tael? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that collects or salvages junk

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!