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[ muh-nil ]
/ məˈnɪl /

noun Cards.

the second highest trump in certain card games, as the seven of trumps in omber or nine of trumps in klaberjass.

Nearby words

manila grass, manila hemp, manila paper, manila rope, manilla, manille, manini, maninke, manioc, maniple, manipulable
Also menel.

Origin of manille

1665–75; alteration of Spanish malilla, diminutive of obsolete mala, noun use of feminine of malo bad < Latin malus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for manille

  • Manille, ma-nil′, n. in ombre and quadrille, the highest card but one.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)|Various

British Dictionary definitions for manille


/ (mæˈnɪl) /


(in ombre and quadrille) the second best trump

Word Origin for manille

C17: from French, from Spanish malilla, diminutive of mala bad
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