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kilim

Syllabification: ki·lim
Pronunciation: /kēˈlēm, ˈkiləm
 
/

Definition of kilim in English:

noun

A flat-woven carpet or rug made in Turkey, Kurdistan, and neighboring areas.
Example sentences
  • The cities of Mostar and Sarajevo are famous for their kilims (handwoven carpets).
  • To convey a rich, warm, and cozy look, use heavily textured fabrics like kilims, woven woolens, and tapestries, and dark, fiery colors like reds and oranges.
  • Among the nomads, men sat on kilims and carpets around a hearth outside the front of the tent to visit, drink coffee and tea, and eat.

Origin

late 19th century: via Turkish from Persian gelīm.

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