azan

[ ah-zahn ]
/ ɑˈzɑn /

noun

(in Islamic countries) the call to prayer proclaimed five times a day by the muezzin.

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Origin of azan

First recorded in 1850–55, azan is from the Arabic word adhān invitation. See muezzin
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British Dictionary definitions for azan

azan
/ (ɑːˈzɑːn) /

noun

Islam the call to prayer five times a day, usually by a muezzin from a minaret

Word Origin for azan

from Arabic adhān, from adhina to proclaim, invite; see muezzin
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