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kilim Line breaks: kilim
Pronunciation: /kɪˈliːm/
(also kelim)

Definition of kilim in English:


A flat-woven carpet or rug made in Turkey, Kurdistan, and neighbouring areas: kilims on varnished floorboards [as modifier]: rich kilim rugs
More 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.


Late 19th century: via Turkish from Persian gelīm.

Words that rhyme with kilim

abeam, agleam, beam, blaspheme, bream, deem, deme, downstream, dream, esteem, extreme, gleam, hakim, meme, midstream, Nîmes, régime, scheme, scream, seam, seem, steam, stream, supreme, team, teem, theme, upstream
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