Definition of maharani in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɑː(h)əˈrɑːni/
(also maharanee)


A maharaja’s wife or widow.
Example sentences
  • His warm acknowledgements thank a maharani, two princesses, various lords and ladies and a host of worthwhile experts, but never mention the unacknowledged and unnamed photographers whose skill helped to make his book special.
  • Using the best local materials and reviving traditional techniques, Abu and Sandeep re-create an India of rajahs and maharanis for Bollywood and Hollywood's elite.
  • It is in the next generation that Moore's story really comes into its own, with the maharanis, rather than their husbands, in the foreground.


From Hindi mahārānī, from Sanskrit mahā 'great' + rājñī 'rani'.

Words that rhyme with maharani

Afghani, ani, Armani, Azerbaijani, Barney, biriani, blarney, Carney, frangipani, Fulani, Galvani, Giovanni, Hindustani, Killarney, Mbabane, Modigliani, Omani, Pakistani, Rafsanjani, Rajasthani, rani, sarnie

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Line breaks: maha|rani

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