plural -s
: a Muslim passion play celebrated by the Shiʽa in Muharram
: a replica of the tomb of Husain, the martyred grandson of Muhammad, that is carried in processions during the Shiʽite festival of Muharram

Word History


Arabic taʽziyah, literally, mourning for the dead

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“Tazia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tazia. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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