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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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