Definition of maharani in English:


Line breaks: maha|rani
Pronunciation: /ˌmɑː(h)əˈrɑːni
, ˌməhɑː-/
(also maharanee)


  • A maharaja’s wife or widow.
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    • 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.
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    • 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'.

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