variant spelling of arrack

: an Asian alcoholic beverage like rum that is distilled from a fermented mash of malted rice with toddy or molasses

Examples of arak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yudiawan also distills his own arak, or palm wine, and produces artisanal sea salt and a type of palm-sugar syrup known as juruh. Tjok Maya Kerthyasa, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 July 2022 The guests are gathering in the orange-scented air for their first arak of the evening. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2020

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“Arak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

ä-ˈräk How to pronounce Arāk (audio)
city in western Iran southwest of Tehran population 265,349
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