[ gwahr-uh-nee, gwahr-uh-nee ]
/ ˌgwɑr əˈni, ˈgwɑr əˌni /
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noun, plural gua·ra·ni, gua·ra·nis.
a paper money and monetary unit of Paraguay, equal to 100 centimos.
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Origin of guarani
1940–45; <Spanish, after Guarani
Other definitions for guarani (2 of 2)
[ gwahr-uh-nee ]
/ ˌgwɑr əˈni /
noun, plural Gua·ra·nis, Gua·ra·nies, (especially collectively) Gua·ra·ni.
a member of an Indian people now living principally in Paraguay.
a language belonging to the Tupi-Guarani family of languages and spoken by the Guarani Indians: the chief vernacular of Paraguay.
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How to use guarani in a sentence
"You admirably understand my thoughts, seora," answered the Guarani, respectfully bowing.
Emile, after having confided the two ladies to the care of the Guarani, had left the tambo, oppressed by a sad apprehension.
He made a sign to the Guarani to follow him, and both quitted the tambo.
It is remarkable that the Guarani language, among the peasantry, has almost superseded that of their Spanish invaders.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
The conception of natural phenomena among the Tupi-Guarani tribes is no less curious than their theories of creation.An Introduction to Mythology|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for guarani (1 of 2)
/ (ˌɡwɑːrəˈniː) /
plural -ni or -nis a member of a South American Indian people of Paraguay, S Brazil, and Bolivia
the language of this people, belonging to the Tupi-Guarani family; one of the official languages of Paraguay, along with Spanish
British Dictionary definitions for guarani (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɡwɑːrənɪ) /
noun plural -ní or -nís
the standard monetary unit of Paraguay, divided into 100 céntimos
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