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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The nearly 6,500-square-foot space includes five single treatment rooms, two couple suites with salt walls, a hair salon, a hammam and a dedicated men’s salon and barbershop. Nicola Leigh Stewart, Robb Report, 25 Sep. 2022 The resort has 115 rooms, a cliff-edge infinity pool, six restaurants and lounges and a spa with hammam. Shivani Vora, CNN, 15 Aug. 2022 Five suites and two villas have indoor or outdoor pools, a hammam and en-suite treatment rooms. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 14 May 2022 Private bungalows are nestled around a koi pond at this serene Encinitas oasis with a hammam, Balinese bale, and new outdoor soaking space for water rituals. Sunset Magazine, 6 Sep. 2022 There are also two spa houses—which can be booked for an afternoon—with private terraces, outdoor hot tubs, and either a Turkish hammam or Latvian banya. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 1 Sep. 2022 The Reflections Spa has three treatment rooms and a hammam for mind and body soothing; there are also tastings in the cellar of South African and international wines. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 That lively spirit carries forth in the swell of offerings, from tennis and golf to a Turkish-style hammam and baths. Laura Neilson, WSJ, 21 June 2022 Its spa sprawls over three stories and includes outdoor hot and cold plunge pools and a hammam. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hammam was in 1625

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“Hammam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammam. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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