Definition of metical in English:

metical

Syllabification: me·ti·cal
Pronunciation: /ˈmetikəl
 
/

noun (plural meticais /metiˈkīSH/)

The basic monetary unit of Mozambique, equal to 100 centavos.
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  • We are demanding that the minimum wage at Mabor be increased from 630,000 meticais to 1.5 million meticais a month.
  • Hunched figures squatted against the walls in the greenish gloom, working silently, bent over filigree necklaces crafted from melted down meticais, the Mozambican currency.
  • You can get away without changing currency in South Africa - when you need meticais, there's always someone on hand willing to take your rands, or better yet, US dollars.

Origin

Portuguese, based on Arabic miṯḳāl, from ṯaḳala 'to weigh'.

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