Definition of tatami in English:


Line breaks: tat¦ami
Pronunciation: /təˈtɑːmi
(also tatami mat)

noun (plural same or tatamis)

  • A rush-covered straw mat forming a traditional Japanese floor covering.
    More example sentences
    • I made an executive decision about my life and downgraded my bed to a cheap tatami mat, a traditional straw Japanese mat meant for sleeping.
    • She said when she moved in all the rooms were designed in Japanese style with tatami on the floor.
    • My room had a wood floor with a tatami mat over it.



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