Definition of kain songket in English:

kain songket

(also kain sungkit)

Pronunciation /ˈkeɪn ˌsɒŋkɛt/


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


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