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Definition of "muezzin" [mu•ez•zin]

  • Islam The crier who calls the faithful to prayer five times a day. (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.

Use "muezzin" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Finkelstein rughtly points out that the Islamification of Britain vis-a-vis the call of the muezzin is yet another brick in the creation of a non-Christian state."
  • "Good Mohammedans pray five times every day, and there is a church officer called a muezzin (mu-ez'-zin), who gives them notice of the hour for prayer."
  • "Ms Michaeli's so-called muezzin Bill would actually ban the use of such loudspeakers in any place of worship, but is clearly directed at mosques used by Israel's mainly Muslim million-plus Arab minority."
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