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leu Syllabification: le·u
Pronunciation: /ˈlā(y)o͞o/

Definition of leu in English:

noun (plural lei)

The basic monetary unit of Romania, equal to 100 bani.
Example sentences
  • The dollar this week made up ground on the Zimbabwe dollar, the Romanian leu, and Botswana pula.
  • On the upside, the Indonesian rupiah gained 3.2%, the Romanian leu 1.6%, the Philippines peso 1.3%, and the British pound 1.3%.
  • On the downside, the Romanian leu sank 2.5%, the Uruguay peso dropped 1.4%, and the Thai baht declined 0.6%.


Romanian, literally 'lion'.

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