noun, plural hou·ris.
- hour hand,
- hourglass contraction,
- hourglass murmur,
- hourglass stomach,
Origin of houri
Examples from the Web for houris
Abad thought her nothing inferior to the Houris of Paradise.
Won't there be plenty of houris there, with all their beauty and virtue, but without their extravagance and wilfulness?
I mean the real thing, not the Byronic dandy with his bright costume and four or five houris and lovely homes on coral strands.A Tale of Two Tunnels|William Clark Russell
My houris are making progress, and their education is improving.French and Oriental Love in a Harem|Mario Uchard
Women have never been so fond of hunting, beer or blood; and their houris would be of the other kind.Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
noun plural -ris
Word Origin for houri
"nymph of Muslim paradise," 1737, from French houri (1650s), from Persian huri "nymph in Paradise," from Arabic haura "to be beautifully dark-eyed," like a gazelle + -i, Persian formative element denoting the singular.