Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Kairouan

[French ker-wahn] /French kɛrˈwɑ̃/
noun
1.
a city in NE Tunisia: a holy city of Islam.
Also, Kairwan
[kahyuh r-wahn] /kaɪərˈwɑn/ (Show IPA)
.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Kairouan
Historical Examples
  • She remembered the days when she had nursed him in Kairouan.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • From Tunis a day's journey by train would bring her to Kairouan.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Beside him, there is a little table of Kairouan, blue and gold.

    Atlantida Pierre Benoit
  • Thither came schismatic refugees from Kairouan and Moors from Andalusia.

    In Morocco Edith Wharton
  • It was very short, and was addressed from Kairouan, where Artois had established himself for the spring in an Arab house.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • She would go to Kairouan, to close the eyes of her friend if he must die, if not to nurse him back to life.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • An old carpet woven at Kairouan before the time of aniline dyes was spread over the floor.

    The Way of Ambition Robert Hichens
  • In other words, Europeans are forbidden to enter any of the Tunisian mosques save those at Kairouan.

  • In Tunisia, with the exception of the mosques at Kairouan, none but the Mussulman may pass their thresholds.

  • Kairouan became the capital of what is now Tunisia in the ninth century, and Tunis itself was its servitor.

British Dictionary definitions for Kairouan

Kairouan

/French kɛrwɑ̃/
noun
1.
a city in NE Tunisia: one of the holy cities of Islam; pilgrimage and trading centre. Pop: 124 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Kairouan

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Kairouan

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for kairouan