hazan

[ Sephardic Hebrew khah-zahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-zuh n ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈzɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɑ zən /
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noun, plural ha·za·nim [Sephardic Hebrew khah-zah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-zaw-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew xɑ zɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈzɔ nɪm/, English ha·zans. Hebrew.

a cantor of a synagogue.

Nearby words

  1. hayward,
  2. haywire,
  3. haywood,
  4. haywood, william dudley,
  5. hayworth,
  6. hazanim,
  7. hazara,
  8. hazard,
  9. hazard light,
  10. hazard lights

Also hazzan, chazan, chazzan.

chazan

or chaz·zan

[ Sephardic Hebrew khah-zahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English khah-zuh n ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈzɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈxɑ zən /

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.

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hazan

hazzan

/ Hebrew (xaˈzan, English ˈhɑːzən) /

noun

variant spellings of 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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