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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise; A voluptuously beautiful young woman.

Usage examples (26)
  • Muslims, do you believe "houri" means grapes as some Muslim scholars have interpreted it?
  • What a cloud of sable curls about the face of a houri!
  • A houri, by whose charms my heart is moved to sore distress:
  • She was meeting his eyes intently, the imp replaced by the houri. for more
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