[ ree-yawl, -yahl ]
/ riˈyɔl, -ˈyɑl /
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a bronze coin and monetary unit of Qatar, equal to 100 dirhams.
a silver coin and monetary unit of Saudi Arabia, equal to 100 halala or 20 qurush.
(formerly) a coin and monetary unit of the Yemen Arab Republic, equal to 100 fils or 40 buqshas.
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Origin of riyal
1935–40; <Arabic riyāl<Spanish realreal2
Words nearby riyal
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How to use riyal in a sentence
So far this year alone, the riyal has dropped from about 18,000 to the dollar to 24,000 to the dollar.Can Sanctions Peacefully Stop Iran From Getting the Bomb?|David Frum|September 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for riyal
/ (rɪˈjɑːl) /
the standard monetary unit of Qatar, divided into 100 dirhams; Saudi Arabia, divided into 100 halala; and Yemen, divided into 100 fils
Word Origin for riyal
from Arabic riyāl, from Spanish real real ²
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