or i·maum·ba·ra, i·maum·bar·ra, i·mam·ba·ra

[ ih-mahm-bah-rah ]

nounIslam.(in India)
  1. a building, rooms, etc., used by Shiʿites for ceremonies, especially during the first 10 days of Muharram.

  2. a large tomb.

Origin of imambarah

1830–40; <Hindi imāmbārā<Arabic imāmimam + Hindi bārā enclosure; compare Sanskrit vāṭa fence, enclosure

Words Nearby imambarah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use imambarah in a sentence

  • From the top of the imambarah one obtains an excellent view of Lucknow and its surroundings.

    The Old World and Its Ways | William Jennings Bryan