Definition of rani in English:

rani

(also ranee)

noun

historical
  • A Hindu queen.

    • ‘When her fort was under siege by the British, the rani escaped from the besieged fort in disguise, reminiscent of Shivaji's escape from Aurangzeb's imprisonment.’
    • ‘The rajas, ranis, peshwas and nawabs had their own cohorts, extended to include the mutinous sepoys.’
    • ‘The brothers are now working on a view of the cultural scene in a palace - the raja playing the sitar, the rani dancing.’

Origin

From Hindi rānī, Sanskrit rājñī, feminine of rājan king.

Pronunciation:

rani

/ˈrɑːniː/