minaret

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noun min·a·ret \ˌmi-nə-ˈret, ˈmi-nə-ˌ\

Definition of minaret

  1. :  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 and Etymology of minaret

French, from Turkishminare, from Arabic manāra lighthouse


First Known Use: 1682

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MINARET Defined for English Language Learners

minaret

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noun min·a·ret \ˌmi-nə-ˈret, ˈmi-nə-ˌ\

Definition of minaret for English Language Learners

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


MINARET Defined for Kids

minaret

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noun min·a·ret \ˌmi-nə-ˈret\

Definition of minaret for Students

  1. :  a tall slender tower of a mosque with a balcony from which the people are called to prayer



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