Oriental rug


: a handwoven or hand-knotted one-piece rug or carpet made in a country of central or southern Asia

called also Oriental carpet

Examples of Oriental rug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the middle of the room sits Freud’s desk, still cluttered with his favorite objects, and on the far wall is the psychoanalytic couch, draped in an Oriental rug. Elizabeth Winkler, The New Yorker, 23 June 2023 Between us are a tawny Oriental rug and a table set with a pot of coffee and a spread of pastries in a striped Financier Patisserie box. Amy Chozick, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2023 Ask him about how to start your own family holiday traditions, how to make a dark Oriental rug look modern, how to change up accessories to reflect the season, and how to pull off outdoor entertaining as temperatures fall. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2022 Watch for the huge Oriental rug in front of a massive stone fireplace in the inviting and cozy Gryffindor Tower’s common room. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Oct. 2021 Hearty leather sofas and a coffee table made from leftover timbers by local workshop Cannon Hill Woodworking sit atop a luxurious Oriental rug from local rug purveyor Landry & Arcari. Marni Elyse Katz, House Beautiful, 22 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oriental rug was in 1878

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“Oriental rug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oriental%20rug. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Oriental rug

: a handwoven or hand-knotted rug or carpet made in a country of central or southern Asia
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