Definition of Turkish bath in English:

Turkish bath

noun

  • 1A cleansing or relaxing treatment that involves a period of time spent sitting in a room filled with very hot air or steam, generally followed by washing and massage.

    • ‘According to Twain, his first Turkish bath was a terrible, indeed traumatic experience, so shockingly devoid was it of the elegance that literary accounts had led him to anticipate.’
    • ‘I also go for a Turkish bath which is excellent to get rid of the rigours of the week.’
    • ‘A Turkish bath cost three shillings and a massage two shillings.’
    • ‘But if you want a taste of the real Turkey, try a good old - fashioned Turkish bath and massage at the local hammam, on offer at about €15.’
    • ‘And the legendary Turkish bath, which was derived from the hammam, has been popular in Europe for centuries.’
    • ‘While the gymnasium comprises the latest range of equipment, the wet areas provide chill showers, steam, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi.’
    • ‘She was a Turkish bath attendant on the ‘unsinkable’ luxury liner.’
    • ‘The place is a beauty, and you can choose from massage, Turkish baths, mud treatments and more.’
    • ‘To this day the tradition of spa bathing and taking Turkish baths is strong in Budapest.’
    bathtub, tub, hot tub
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    1. 1.1 A building or room where a Turkish bath is available.
      • ‘Behind the market stalls are the Tin Trunk warehouse, The Golden Lion public house and the city Turkish bath.’
      • ‘Three mosques, a Roman Catholic Church and the 400-year-old Turkish baths were heavily damaged.’
      • ‘He was encouraged to go to the pool and, over time, made new friends in the Turkish baths.’
      • ‘The anticipated £3m prize money from the show would be used to revamp the pool's Turkish baths, which would then be open to the public and start bringing in some money.’
      • ‘The basement has a complete Turkish bath, spa pool, fountain, swimming pool and a hairdressing salon.’
      • ‘The Windsor Hotel in Cairo was originally built as a Turkish bath house for the royal families in Cairo.’
      • ‘Bolton's recreation committee has made the decision to close the Turkish baths on Great Moor Street on April 1.’
      • ‘Next door was the Grande Suite with heated outdoor and indoor pools, staff quarters, sauna and Turkish bath.’
      • ‘This is a dramatic mirrored structure housing jacuzzis, jet streams, cascades, hydromassage, Turkish baths and much more.’
      • ‘Along the cool corridors are private dining rooms, libraries, a gymnasium, and Turkish baths.’
      • ‘Delays have meant that work on restoring the Turkish baths in Hathersage Road will not start until late next year.’
      • ‘Quantity surveyors say renovating the Turkish baths will cost £6.3m instead of the £4m original estimate.’
      • ‘More than 280,000 viewers voted to restore and reopen the Turkish baths suite to the local community once again.’
      • ‘The play, which premiered in the West End in 1985, was originally written to be performed in a municipal Turkish baths.’
      • ‘Fortunately the fact that the room was akin to Turkish bath helped root out the weak.’
      • ‘The estimated £3m prize money from the show would be used to revamp the pool's Turkish baths.’
      • ‘Other yachts are known to have a full health club and spa, a marble Turkish bath for 12 people, and a decompression chamber for diving.’
      • ‘He said a commercial operator could, with flair and imagination, develop the baths service while maintaining the Turkish baths tradition.’
      • ‘See, I originally wanted your mother and Lillian Bennett to join me for breakfast, but they had already scheduled a morning in the Turkish bath.’
      • ‘Lily and Lillian came out of the lavishly decorated door to the Turkish bath, and began to ascend the grand staircase.’

Pronunciation

Turkish bath