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[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.
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Also hazzan, chazan, chazzan.


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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Examples from the Web for chazzan

Historical Examples of chazzan

  • He refuses to recognise the Chazzan or sexton of the synagogue as in any sense typical of Christian deacons.

    The Expositor's Bible: The Acts of the Apostles, Vol. 1

    G. T. Stokes

British Dictionary definitions for chazzan



  1. variant spellings of chazan
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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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