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Definition of "minaret" []

  • A tall slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin summons the people to prayer. (noun)
  • A slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any structure resembling this (noun)

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Use "minaret" in a sentence
  • "It is said that the word minaret comes from the Arabic term Al - manar, which means lighthouse and minaret."
  • "Scott, you clearly were unaware that the minaret is the new axis of evil."
  • "Mosul's degenerating old quarter, with its beetling Ottoman walls and elegantly stuccoed twelfth-century Seljuk minaret, is testimony to this cosmopolitan lineage."