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chazan

or chaz·zan

[ 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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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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