In my youth, you heard, side-by-side, the church bells ringing and the beautiful, sonorous call to prayer of the muezzin.
At length, the solemn and sonorous voice of the muezzin, from the minarets of Jaffa, came floating on the air.
It was the same where Hamid had seen the "muezzin" in the tower.
When the muezzin intoned the fifth namazat, towards midnight, Mahmoud dismissed the dervish.
Now the muezzin is finished, and everything is so very still.
Then, piercing and painfully musical, came the call of the muezzin from the turret of the mosque a quarter of a mile away.
From the Mosque of Omar he had heard the sonorous chant of the muezzin.
Footnote 10: The muezzin is the Mahometan official who announces to the faithful the hour of prayer.
Like the muezzin on his minaret, the elegist calls to prayer.
When the doors opened and the muezzin called, I was ever the first to hurry into devotions and the last to leave them.
"official who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque," 1580s, from Arabic muadhdhin, properly active participle of adhdhana, frequentative of adhanna "he proclaimed," from uthn "ear." Cf. Hebrew he'ezin "he gave ear, heard," from ozen "ear." English spelling is from dialectal use of -z- for -dh-.