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pound sterling

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /paʊnd 'stɜː(ɹ).lɪŋ/, SAMPA: /paUnd "st3:(r).lIN/

Etymology

The sterling was originally a silver penny. 240 of them made a pound.

Noun

Singular
pound sterling

Plural
pounds sterling

pound sterling (pounds sterling)
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  1. The currency of the United Kingdom

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