Definition of kain songket in US English:

kain songket

(also kain sungkit)

noun

  • A type of cloth made of silk or cotton interwoven with metallic threads which form intricate patterns and motifs.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal Malaysian Branch Royal Asiatic Society. From Malay kain songket, † kain sungkit embroidered cloth from kain + songket.

Pronunciation

kain songket

/ˈkeɪn ˌsɒŋkɛt/