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[kroit-ser] /ˈkrɔɪt sər/
any of various former minor coins issued by German states.
a former copper coin of Austria, the 100th part of a florin.
Origin of kreutzer
1540-50; < German Kreuzer, equivalent to Kreuz cross (orig. the device on the coin) + -er -er1


[kroit-ser; French krœ-tser] /ˈkrɔɪt sər; French krœˈtsɛr/
[raw-dawlf] /rɔˈdɔlf/ (Show IPA),
1766–1831, French violinist. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for kreutzer
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  • Dey shall not have one kreutzer of my moneys; I can tell dem dat!

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • We shall have to play the kreutzer Sonata some time, Mr. Howard.'

    King Midas Upton Sinclair
  • This spectacle cost me six kreutzer, namely, four half-pennies.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • "The kreutzer Sonata" did not make her feel any more cheerful.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • The kreutzer Sonata he sat up half the night beside my fire to finish.

    Immortal Youth Lucien Price
  • So we are stranded again, are we,—not a kreutzer in our pockets?

  • People will read the 'kreutzer Sonata' and say, 'Ah, that is the way to write!'

    The Critical Game

    John Albert Macy
  • The most successful of these composers were kreutzer and Lortzing.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • My health is ruined, my clothes spoilt, and not a kreutzer do I get.'

  • kreutzer took the cup out of her hand and passed it back to him.

    The Old Flute-Player Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
British Dictionary definitions for kreutzer


any of various former copper and silver coins of Germany or Austria
Word Origin
C16: from German Kreuzer, from Kreuz cross, from Latin crux; referring to the cross originally stamped upon such coins
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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