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chazan

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[Sephardic Hebrew khah-zahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English khah-zuh n] /Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈzɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈxɑ zən/
noun, plural chazanim
[Sephardic Hebrew khah-zah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-zaw-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxɑ zɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈzɔ nɪm/ (Show IPA).
English, chazans
[khah-zuh nz] /ˈxɑ zənz/ (Show IPA).
Hebrew.
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  • "I'll let the chazan (cantor) know he must read to-morrow, as usual," he said conclusively.

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chazan

/xaˈzan; English ˈhɑːzən/
noun (pl) chazanim (xazaˈnim; English) (hɑːˈzɔːniːm), (English) chazans
1.
a person who leads synagogue services, esp as a profession; cantor
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