noun, plural hou·ris.
Words nearby houri
Origin of houri
Examples from the Web for houri
The infidel will never cease roasting, whilst the true believer will be eternally seated next to his houri in the seventh heaven!The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan|James Morier
We hope that houri melted entirely away in the window; but we certainly did not stay to see.
"You are like a Houri that has been sent away from Paradise for misbehaviour," I said.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne|William J. Locke
Who nightly turns the dwelling of horror into Mahomet's paradise with this Houri.Secresy|E. (Eliza) Fenwick
In his early youth he remembered to have seen, somewhere in Greece, such a houri as was this Madame Goesler.Phineas Finn|Anthony Trollope