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leone

Syllabification: le·one
Pronunciation: /lēˈōn
 
/

Definition of leone in English:

noun

The basic monetary unit of Sierra Leone, equal to 100 cents.
Example sentences
  • Last year the World Bank lent Sierra Leone a million dollars for a credit scheme, when the exchange rate was seven leones to the dollar.
  • The leone had collapsed to a tenth of its previous value against the dollar.

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