Definition of centimo in English:

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centimo

Pronunciation: /ˈsen(t)əmō/

noun (plural centimos)

A monetary unit of Spain (until the introduction of the euro) and a number of Latin American countries, equal to one hundredth of the basic unit.
Example sentences
  • By April of 1938, the 15 centimos stamp had already been reprinted and re-released in a new, dark blue, color.
  • The 1 centimo coin we show is catalogued at £300 in uncirculated condition, which seems a lot for a tiny sub-16 mm coin, but cheap compared with any American coin with only perhaps a few hundred surviving examples.
  • I sold bags of popcorn at the movies in Lagunillas for a real (50 centimos).

Origin

Spanish.

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Syllabification: cen·ti·mo

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