hazan

[Sephardic Hebrew khah-zahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-zuh n]
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.
  1. a cantor of a synagogue.
Also hazzan, chazan, chazzan.

chazan

or chaz·zan

[Sephardic Hebrew khah-zahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English khah-zuh n]
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.
  1. hazan.
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hazan

hazzan

noun
  1. variant spellings of chazan

chazan

hazan or hazzan

noun plural chazanim (xazaˈnim, English hɑːˈzɔːniːm) or English chazans
  1. a person who leads synagogue services, esp as a profession; cantor
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