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or ma·ha·ra·nee  (mä′hə-rä′nē)
n. pl. ma·ha·ra·nis or ma·ha·ra·nees
1. The wife of a maharajah.
2. A princess in India ranking above a rani, especially the sovereign ruler of one of the former native states.
3. Used as a title for such a woman.

[Hindi mahārānī, from Sanskrit mahārājñī : mahā-, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots + rājñī, queen; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːniː) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the wife of a maharajah
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a woman holding the rank of maharajah
[C19: from Hindi, from mahā great + rani]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maharani - a great ranimaharani - a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja
princess - a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)


[ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːniː] Nmaharaní f


nMaharani f
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Two years ago, she was cremated next to the chhatris (cenotaph) of the other two Maharanis, wives of late Maharaja Sawai Man Singh of Jaipur.
Even after a year the 'Maharani Ki Chhatri' in the ancient old walled city, the place where the Maharanis of Jaipur were cremated and where Rajmata was laid looks barren without a cenotaph of the queen of glamour and romance who was described by Vogue magazine as one of the most beautiful women of the world in the early '50s.
MAHARAO Pragmalji- III, the head of the Jadeja clan of Kutch, lived up to the reputation of his ancestors when he celebrated the platinum jubilee of his Maharani, Pritidevi, a former Tripura princess on Wednesday by distributing charities worth ` 20 lakh among the needy and feeding fodder to cattle, a tradition followed by ancient Indian kings on such occasions.

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