Definition of hammam in English:

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Pronunciation: /haˈmam/
Pronunciation: /həˈmɑːm/


A Turkish bath.
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.


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

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