noun Islam.
  1. a decorative veil draped over the walls of the Kaʿba, now made of black brocade embroidered in gold with inscriptions from the Koran.

Origin of kiswah

Borrowed into English from Arabic around 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of kiswah

  • Kusay's house was burnt, its cloth covering (or kiswah) catching fire from a torch.

    The Days of Mohammed

    Anna May Wilson