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yurt Syllabification: yurt

Definition of yurt in English:

noun

A circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.
Example sentences
  • Her students will make use of the project's three on-site yurts.
  • He was greeted by dune buggies, which then took him across a lunar landscape for five hours to a collection of yurts, or Mongolian tents.
  • The movie team pitched their yurts about 1km away from the household.

Origin

From Russian yurta, via French or German from Turkic jurt.

Words that rhyme with yurt

advert, alert, animadvert, assert, avert, Bert, blurt, Burt, cert, chert, concert, controvert, convert, curt, desert, dessert, dirt, divert, exert, flirt, girt, hurt, inert, insert, introvert, Kurt, malapert, overt, pert, quirt, shirt, skirt, spirt, spurt, squirt, Sturt, subvert, vert, wort

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