ham·​mam | \ hə-ˈmäm How to pronounce hammam (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Keep reading for discounts on everything from easy-to-set-up tents to hotel-quality mattresses and cozy robes that feel straight out of a hammam. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Labor Day Sales for Luggage, Beauty, and Outdoor Gear," 3 Sep. 2020 The dizzying Iznik tiles, the world’s largest Bohemian crystal chandelier, the Egyptian onyx marble hammam—even the grandiose circumcision room—was all mine to contemplate and admire in splendid solitude. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "Post-Lockdown, Istanbul's Residents Are Embracing Empty Palaces and Sunset Dance Parties," 30 June 2020 The property's incredibly luxe and relaxing spa that includes Anguilla’s only hammam. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Spring Break Destinations for Grown-Ups," 21 Feb. 2020 Organic Robe Inspired by the peshtemals used in Turkish hammams, Coyuchi’s towels are made with a thirsty, fast-drying weave of 100% organic cotton grown in the Aegean region of Turkey. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "Swaddle Yourself in the Comfiest, Coziest (and Coolest) Robes on the Market," 17 Mar. 2020 With both an indoor and outdoor pool, a spa, and a hammam, there is no reason to leave. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Angkor Wat Beyond the Temples," 10 Sep. 2019 In addition to that central sphere pool, the spa complex contains a tepidarium (warm relaxation room), Byzantine hammam (steam room), salt cave, Watsu pool, yoga and fitness rooms, and an area for massages and other treatments. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Spas in the U.S. & Around the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 Spa wisdom Check your inhibitions at the door before entering a local hammam, Salmi advises. Starlight Williams, National Geographic, "Finding the perfect soak in Marrakech," 7 Aug. 2019 Built by former frozen food executive John Z. Blazevich, the property includes indoor and outdoor pools, 25 bathrooms, an 18th century style neoclassical ballroom and a Moorish hammam. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "The Extravagant Estate in California That Sold for Over 50% Off," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of hammam

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hammam

Turkish, Persian & Arabic; Turkish hamam bath, from Persian hammām, from Arabic ḥammām

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“Hammam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammam. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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