Origin of odalisque
Examples from the Web for odalisk
The cage containing the odalisk is raised on a hoisting rope so that it hangs in midair with the doors open.
Then the weapon fell from the hand of the odalisk, and the madly-distended eyes and lips resumed their languishing smile.'Midst the Wild Carpathians|Mr Jkai
The swinging cage appears to be empty and apparently the odalisk has passed through the air to the other cage.
The odalisk sighed softly, and leant her head against the mossy tree trunk.
The odalisk followed every movement of the young hero with burning eyes.
British Dictionary definitions for odalisk
Word Origin for odalisque
Word Origin and History for odalisk
"female slave in a harem," 1680s, from French odalisque (1660s), from Turkish odaliq "maidservant," from odah "room in a harem," literally "chamber, hall," + -liq, suffix expressing function. In French, the suffix was confused with Greek -isk(os) "of the nature of, belonging to."