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rial

1

[ ree-awl, -ahl ]

noun

  1. a silver or cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Iran, equal to 100 dinars.


rial

2

[ rahy-uhl ]

noun

rial

3

[ ree-awl, -ahl ]

noun

rial

/ ˈraɪəl /

noun

  1. the standard monetary unit of Iran
  2. the standard monetary unit of Oman, divided into 1000 baizas
  3. another name for riyal


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rial1

First recorded in 1930–35; from Persian, from Arabic riyāl riyal
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rial1

C14: from Persian, from Arabic riyāl riyal
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Example Sentences

By the end of 2012, 40,000 Iranian Rial was worth one dollar.

And it is rising fast: 100, 200, and 500 rial notes are now pretty much useless, Hanke reports.

And so scarce dollars have seen their value rise sharply against the rial.

The rial traded at 12,000 to the dollar at the beginning of 2010.

The recent currency collapse -- the rial has lost 30% of its value since the summer -- implies further price surges.

The weight of the atmosphere is neither increased nor diminished by the rial tides.

At the same time the rial of Mary brought sixty-three pounds, and the rial of Elizabeth twenty-one pounds ten shillings.

At such times, I always expected the company of my rial visitors, and counted upon it to amuse me till I dropped asleep.

In fine, the Indian prefers the rial of a Chinese to the dollar of a Spaniard.

Moll Rial was plying her "beetle" at the margin of the lake, close under the old house and castle.

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