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muezzin

[ myoo-ez-in, moo- ]
/ myuˈɛz ɪn, mu- /
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noun
the crier who, from a minaret or other high part of a mosque, at stated hours five times daily, intones aloud the call summoning Muslims to prayer.
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Origin of muezzin

1575–85; <Turkish müezzin<Arabic mu'adhdhin

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British Dictionary definitions for muezzin

muezzin
/ (muːˈɛzɪn) /

noun
Islam the official of a mosque who calls the faithful to prayer five times a day from the minaret

Word Origin for muezzin

C16: changed from Arabic mu'adhdhin
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