narghile, nr′gi-le, n. an Eastern tobacco-pipe, in which the smoke is passed through water.
He is sitting on a cushion, leaning against the wall and smoking his narghile.
The young wife was looking at her husband who was smoking a narghile, the only form of pipe she would have suffered in that room.
He relapsed into thought, and for some time the silence was only broken by the bubbling of the water in the narghile.
When we found him he was sitting on a divan of velvet, smoking his narghile.
I used to sit in one of the coffee-houses and drink coffee or tea and smoke the long-stemmed water-pipe, the narghile.
On the carpet was a narghile of silver and several perfume-burners.
He was squatting on the floor next to an oriental coffee tray poking at a narghile that had gone out.
The amber mouthpiece of a narghile was between her lips and she was enveloped in a cloud of pale smoke.
His meal over, the young Turk stretches himself on the floor in true Eastern style, and begins carelessly to smoke a narghile.
"oriental water pipe for smoking," 1839, from French narghileh, from Persian nargileh, from nargil "cocoa-nut," of which the bowl was originally made. The Persian word is probably from Sanskrit narikerah, which may be from a Dravidian source.