Definition of lempira in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlemˈpirə/


The basic monetary unit of Honduras, equal to 100 centavos.
Example sentences
  • The teachers are seeking an hourly wage increase of 10.19 lempiras.
  • He gets into social life, the few extra lempiras a week, the booze, the downward spiral.
  • On a good day she might make as much as 100 lempiras, but usually more like 40 or 50.


Named after Lempira, a 16th-century Indian chieftain who opposed the Spanish conquest of Honduras.

Words that rhyme with lempira

Altamira, chimera, clearer, Elvira, era, hearer, Hera, hetaera, interferer, lira, lire, Madeira, Megaera, monstera, rangatira, rearer, scorzonera, sera, shearer, smearer, sneerer, steerer, Thera, Utsire, Vera

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Syllabification: lem·pi·ra

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