muezzin

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noun mu·ez·zin \mü-ˈe-zən, myü-; ˈmwe-zən\

Definition of muezzin

  1. :  a Muslim crier who calls the hour of daily prayers

Origin and Etymology of muezzin

ultimately from Arabic mu'adhdhin


First Known Use: 1585


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