or nar·gi·le, nar·gi·leh
Origin of narghile
Examples from the Web for narghile
His meal over, the young Turk stretches himself on the floor in true Eastern style, and begins carelessly to smoke a narghile.Bohemians of the Latin Quarter|Henry Murger
I used to sit in one of the coffee-houses and drink coffee or tea and smoke the long-stemmed water-pipe, the narghile.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
The amber mouthpiece of a narghile was between her lips and she was enveloped in a cloud of pale smoke.Tartarin de Tarascon|Alphonse Daudet
He is sitting on a cushion, leaning against the wall and smoking his narghile.The Syrian Christ|Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
When we found him he was sitting on a divan of velvet, smoking his narghile.
British Dictionary definitions for narghile
nargile or nargileh
Word Origin for narghile
Word Origin and History for 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pipe for smoking," 1839, from French narghileh, from Persian nargileh, from nargil "cocoa-nut," of which the bowl was originally made.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.