Definition of kris in English:

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kris

Pronunciation: /kriːs/
(also archaic creese)

noun

A Malay or Indonesian dagger with a wavy-edged blade.
Example sentences
  • If a powerful spirit has possessed them, and if the blessing is successful, the kris will not penetrate and they will not bleed.
  • There is often a mass killing that ends the performance as each person takes out a kris, the short zig-zag bladed knife, and stabs his own body.
  • As Schama notes, the dagger used to puncture the hero's eye in the Blinding of Samson, one of Rembrandt's most dramatic history paintings, is a Javanese kris.

Origin

Late 16th century: based on Malay keris.

Words that rhyme with kris

anis, apiece, Berenice, caprice, cassis, cease, coulisse, crease, Dumfries, fils, fleece, geese, grease, Greece, lease, Lucrece, MacNeice, Matisse, McAleese, Nice, niece, obese, peace, pelisse, police, Rees, Rhys, set piece, sublease, surcease, two-piece, underlease
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