noun, plural kro·nor [kroh-nawr] /ˈkroʊ nɔr/.

a silver and cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Sweden, equal to 100 öre. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.
the monetary unit of the Faeroe Islands, equal to 100 öre. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.

Origin of krona

1870–75; < Swedish < Medieval Latin corōna; see króna



noun, plural kró·nur [kroh-ner] /ˈkroʊ nər/.

a nickel-brass or aluminum coin and monetary unit of Iceland, equal to 100 aurar. Abbreviation: Kr., kr.

Origin of króna

1885–90; < Icelandic < Medieval Latin corōna gold coin (so called because it bore the imprint of a crown); see crown Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for krona

Contemporary Examples of krona

  • The Icelandic kroner was introduced in 1922 at parity with the Danish krona and has since then lost 95.95% of its value.

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    How Well is Iceland Doing?

    Megan McArdle

    January 22, 2013

  • Admittedly, saying the awful U.S. dollar isn't as lethal as, say, the busted Icelandic krona isn't saying much.

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    Why the Dollar Surge Won't Last

    Paul Kedrosky

    October 29, 2008

  • The only rejoicing to be found was in expat hangouts, where dollars, recently worth 70 krona, were suddenly worth 150.

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    No One’s Eating Apple Pie Anymore

    Arianne Cohen

    October 28, 2008

Historical Examples of krona

British Dictionary definitions for krona


noun plural kronor (ˈkrəʊnə)

the standard monetary unit of Sweden, divided into 100 öre


noun plural -nur (-nə)

the standard monetary unit of Iceland, divided into 100 aurar
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