imambarah

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

[ ih-mahm-bah-rah ]
/ ɪˌmɑmˈbɑ rɑ /

noun Islam.(in India)

a building, rooms, etc., used by Shiʿites for ceremonies, especially during the first 10 days of Muharram.
a large tomb.

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Origin of imambarah

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

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Example sentences from the Web for imambarah

  • 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