teruah

noun te·ru·ah \ təˈrüə , -ü(ˌ)ä \

Definition of teruah

plural teruoth or teruot \-üˌōt(h), -ōs\ or teruahs
:one of the calls composed of a series of staccato blasts followed by a longer high note and blown on the shofar as prescribed in the Jewish ritual on certain festivals and at certain ceremonies — compare tekiah

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Origin and Etymology of teruah

Hebrew tĕrūʽāh shout or blast of war, from rūaʽ to raise a shout, give a blast


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