A type of house, particularly found on the Bosporus.(noun)
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Use "yali" in a sentence
"She took the way by the stone horse-pond, through an alley to the left between two blind walls, then down a steep path through wood to the rock-steps, and up we ran, and along the hill, to her yali, which is a mile nearer the village than the palace, though by the time we pelted into its dry shelter we were wet to the skin."
"Here the nouveau riche of Istanbul have their Malibu-like places, and here too are the old wooden waterside summer houses called yali, once mostly neglected, now going for millions of euros."
"The same cannot be said of architect Zeynep Fadillioglu, another leading Istanbul hammam designer, who grew up in a yali, or Bosphorus mansion, on Istanbul's European shore, where her family maintained a private hammam."