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.
Origin of imambarah
1830–40; < Hindi imāmbārā < Arabic imām imam + Hindi bārā enclosure; compare Sanskrit vāṭa fence, enclosure
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Examples 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