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

Examples of hammam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spa features two treatment rooms and a hammam, available for scheduled treatments and guests’ use if available. Hannah Selinger, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 Have the hotel take you and mom out on a spin on a vintage motorboat, or indulge in an all-day spa experience with sleep and hammam rituals before dining on risotto at La Terrazza, the hotel’s famed restaurant overlooking the water. Juliet Izon, Glamour, 3 May 2024 The lower level was built for entertainment with a large, tiled hammam; a large gym; a walk-in wine cellar with a window looking into the pool; and a movie theater that transforms into a disco. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2024 Most of the rooms have views of the Seine river and the sprawling marble bathrooms feature showers that double as hammams. Amy Louise Bailey, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2024 In 2008, Odeh opened a small country club in this quiet, hilly area, with a swimming pool and a Turkish hammam, or public bath. Eleanor Beardsley, NPR, 23 Mar. 2024 The decision to place restrictions on businesses including hammams and car washes has angered some. Sam Metz, Quartz, 7 Mar. 2024 Naturally, there’s a spa too, specializing in hammam rituals that include a foam massage and hair cleansing to wash out that Bosphorus brine. Vogue, 26 Dec. 2023 This includes the 2017 opening of T Spa, which houses the property’s first-ever wellness and fitness programming and includes an Italian white marble hammam and Turkish bath. Gabby Shacknai, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'hammam.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

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

Dictionary Entries Near hammam

Cite this Entry

“Hammam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammam. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!