- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkʌɹ.ən.si/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈkʌɹ.ən.si/, /ˈkɝ.ən.si/
(accents with the "Hurry-furry" merger)
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- Money or other items used to facilitate transactions.
- (more specifically) Paper money.
- The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition.
- The jargon’s currency.
- (obsolete) Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
- a. 1627 (date written), Francis [Bacon], “Considerations Touching a VVarre vvith Spaine. […]”, in William Rawley, editor, Certaine Miscellany VVorks of the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount S. Alban. […], London: […] I. Hauiland for Humphrey Robinson, […], published 1629, OCLC 557721855:
- He […] takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic value.
- 1819 July 31, Geoffrey Crayon [pseudonym; Washington Irving], “English Writers on America”, in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., number II, New York, N.Y.: […] C. S. Van Winkle, […], OCLC 1090970992, page 112:
- The bare name of Englishman […] too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful.
- (obsolete) fluency; readiness of utterance
money or other item used to facilitate transactions
state of being current; general acceptance or recognition
fluency — see fluency
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