Ou·​shak ü-ˈshäk How to pronounce Oushak (audio)
variants or less commonly Ushak
often attributive
: a heavy wool Oriental rug characterized especially by bright primary colors and an elaborate medallion pattern

Examples of Oushak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hefty entry price comes in at the second most expensive on our list, just behind June St. George, but the 100 percent wool Oushak rugs sold by Milagro Collective are handwoven by third-generation Indian artisans. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 11 Sep. 2023 The sofa and pillows are by Lee Industries and covered in a Claremont fabric, the lamp is from Toby West Antiques, the area rug is Frontgate Sunbrella Tweed and topped with a 1950s Oushak rug. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 18 Apr. 2023 Georgian revival home in Charlotte, Ms. Walker navigated warring aesthetics by acknowledging each—installing a Chinese screen and timeworn Oushak rug for him, an antique obsessive, and a bergère upholstered in faux fur as well as a minimal brick-red-velvet sofa for her, a fan of all things modern. Kathryn O’Shea-Evans, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2022 So was a textural Oushak rug, handsome performance fabrics covering furniture, and a limestone fireplace with a collection of botanicals hung above it to disguise a television. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Oct. 2021 Not to mention, the rooms feature hardwood floors, velvet drapes, 400 thread count bedding, and Oushak rugs. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 8 July 2021 That could mean incorporating items such as a Turkish Oushak rug, a Danish teak record cabinet or an ornate antique European armoire. Marissa Hermanson Special To The Washington Post, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021

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Word History


from Oushak, Ushak (Uşak), town in Turkey

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oushak was in 1901

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“Oushak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oushak. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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