- (in Islamic countries) the call to prayer proclaimed five times a day by the muezzin.
Origin of azan
First recorded in 1850–55, azan is from the Arabic word adhān invitation. See muezzin
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Boville owed his life to the Azan, the fetich cord, at that instant.The Woodlands Orchids
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The old general was of a different type from the fire-eating dandies who played the master at Azan.The Valley of Vision
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- Islam the call to prayer five times a day, usually by a muezzin from a minaret
from Arabic adhān, from adhina to proclaim, invite; see muezzin
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