hazan

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

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.
Also hazzan, chazan, chazzan.

Definition for chazzan (2 of 2)

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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British Dictionary definitions for chazzan (1 of 2)

hazan

hazzan

/ Hebrew (xaˈzan, English ˈhɑːzən) /

noun

variant spellings of chazan

British Dictionary definitions for chazzan (2 of 2)

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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