[ Sephardic Hebrew khah-zahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English khah-zuhn ]
/ 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-zuhnz]. /ˈxɑ zənz/. Hebrew.
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Example sentences from the Web for chazan
What about Naomi Chazan and Jeremy Ben-Ami—do they put themselves through the Jew Cycle every morning?
"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
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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