Definition of tapis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtapē/ Pronunciation: /ˈtapis/ Pronunciation: /täˈpē/

noun (plural same)

A tapestry or richly decorated cloth, used as a hanging or a covering for something.
Example sentences
  • Indio women traditionally wore wide-necked, wide-sleeved short blouses and ankle-length tube skirts; in public, they draped a shawl over their shoulders and wrapped a tapis, a small piece of cloth, over the skirt.
  • He said the tapis, indicative of the region's distinctive textiles and only found in Lampung, was made from basic handwoven fabric, using handspun yarn and rich natural dyes of deep blue, warm yellow and rusty brown from the mahogany bark.


French, from Old French tapiz, via late Latin from Greek tapētion, diminutive of tapēs 'tapestry'.

Words that rhyme with tapis

crappie, flappy, gappy, happi, happy, nappy, pappy, sappy, scrappy, slap-happy, snappy, strappy, yappy, zappy

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Syllabification: tap·is

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