chazan

or chaz·zan

[ Sephardic Hebrew khah-zahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English khah-zuh n ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈzɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈxɑ zən /
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noun, plural cha·zan·im [Sephardic Hebrew khah-zah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-zaw-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxɑ zɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈzɔ nɪm/, English cha·zans [khah-zuh nz] /ˈxɑ zənz/. Hebrew.


Nearby words

  1. chaw,
  2. chawk,
  3. chay,
  4. chayefsky,
  5. chayote,
  6. chazanim,
  7. chazerei,
  8. chaîné,
  9. chb,
  10. chd

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Examples from the Web for chazan

  • "I'll let the Chazan (cantor) know he must read to-morrow, as usual," he said conclusively.

    Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill


British Dictionary definitions for chazan

chazan

hazan or hazzan

/ Hebrew (xaˈzan, English ˈhɑːzən) /

noun plural chazanim (xazaˈnim, English hɑːˈzɔːniːm) or English chazans

a person who leads synagogue services, esp as a profession; cantor
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