Definition of hammam in English:

hammam

Line breaks: ham¦mam
Pronunciation: /haˈmam
 
, həˈmɑːm
 
/

noun

  • A Turkish bath.
    More example sentences
    • The ruling Ottoman elite added the Turkish Hospital in 1895 and a hammam (Turkish bath house) and fortress in the early twentieth century.
    • Went for a 6am hammam, the Moroccan Turkish bath, taken twice daily by locals and incorporating sauna, wash and massage in one.
    • One of its real finds, however, is a side-street jewel in the heart of the old town called the Hotel Byron, all bleached peach walls and sky-blue shutters built over the dome of a Turkish hammam.

Origin

from Turkish or Arabic ḥammām 'bath', from ḥamma 'to heat'.

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