minaret


min·a·ret

noun \ˌmi-nə-ˈret, ˈmi-nə-ˌ\

: a tall, thin tower of a mosque with a balcony from which the people are called to prayer

Full Definition of MINARET

:  a tall slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the summons to prayer is cried by the muezzin

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Origin of MINARET

French, from Turkish minare, from Arabic manāra lighthouse
First Known Use: 1682

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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