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sterling

noun [U] uk   /ˈstɜː.lɪŋ/ us    /ˈstɝː-/
British money: The value of sterling increased against several other currencies yesterday. If you buy things on the plane, you can either pay for them in pounds sterling (= British pounds) or in US dollars.

sterling

adjective uk   /ˈstɜː.lɪŋ/ us    /ˈstɝː-/

sterling adjective (METAL)

sterling adjective (VERY GOOD)

approving of a very high standard: You've done a sterling job. Everyone has made a sterling effort.
Translations of “sterling”
in Korean 영국 화폐…
in Arabic إسْتِرْليني…
in French livre sterling…
in Turkish sterlin, Büyük Britanya para birimi…
in Italian sterlina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英國貨幣,英鎊…
in Russian стерлинг…
in Polish funt szterling lub brytyjski…
in Spanish libra esterlina…
in Portuguese libras esterlinas…
in German der Sterling…
in Catalan lliura esterlina…
in Japanese 英貨, ポンド…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英国货币,英镑…
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