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tatami Syllabification: ta·ta·mi
Pronunciation: /təˈtämē/
(also tatami mat)

Definition of tatami in English:

noun (plural same or tatamis)

A rush-covered straw mat forming a traditional Japanese floor covering.
Example sentences
  • I made an executive decision about my life and downgraded my bed to a cheap tatami mat, a traditional straw Japanese mat meant for sleeping.
  • She said when she moved in all the rooms were designed in Japanese style with tatami on the floor.
  • My room had a wood floor with a tatami mat over it.



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