Definition of kilim in English:

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kilim

Pronunciation: /kēˈlēm/

noun

A flat-woven carpet or rug made in Turkey, Kurdistan, and neighboring areas.
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.

Origin

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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Syllabification: ki·lim

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