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.

a cantor of a synagogue.

Also hazzan, chazan, chazzan.
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Related Words for hazan

singer, leader, precentor, hazan, soloist, chanter, vocalist

Examples from the Web for hazan

Historical Examples of hazan

  • Through the window he heard the chant of the hazan, and he paused, reflectively.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith

  • After prayers the hazan (reader), assisted by the Rabbi, opened the Holy Ark and took therefrom one of the scrolls.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith

  • After the sermon the hazan again intoned the prayers, assisted by the fervent responses of the congregation.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith

  • The hazan opened the Pentateuch and the parnas of the congregation was called to the Torah.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith


British Dictionary definitions for hazan

hazan

hazzan

noun

variant spellings of chazan
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