a lofty, often slender, tower or turret attached to a mosque, surrounded by or furnished with one or more balconies, from which the muezzin calls the people to prayer.
- min·a·ret·ed, adjective
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How to use minaret in a sentence
A few weeks later, I stood at the minaret Vista overlook, in Mammoth Lakes, staring down at hundreds of square miles of forested ravines with Stacy Corless.
In Linxia, Gansu province, a city once nicknamed Little Mecca, the elaborate dome and minarets of Tiejia mosque were demolished last year for seeming too “Arabic,” say locals, and the call to prayer forbidden as a “public nuisance.”How Beijing Is Redefining What It Means to Be Chinese, from Xinjiang to Inner Mongolia | CHARLIE CAMPBELL/SHANGHAI | July 12, 2021 | Time
And of course, he was even spied on by the NSA under Project minaret.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History | Marlow Stern | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eventually Congress learned the NSA was also snooping on U.S. citizens through programs code named minaret and Shamrock.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden | Eli Lake | February 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But, as with the claims for minaret building in Switzerland, more is being demanded by Muslims.
Over all rises the square, crescent-crowned minaret—no belfry, but a steeple where the chimes are rung by the human voice.
There was a minaret directly across the narrow street, so we had the call to prayer almost over our heads five times a day.Silver Chimes in Syria | W. S. Nelson
The minaret rises higher above the mosque than the steeple usually does above the church.Letters from Palestine | J. D. Paxton
By day, bathed in the hot rays of the sun, its tall minaret-like outline looks like a block of ice against the blue sky.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
minaret and pinnaret, battlement and shuttle-door, it was a perfect drug-store, nobly planned.Ptomaine Street | Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for minaret
a slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer
any structure resembling this
- minareted, adjective
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