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definition of the word minaret

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From the Turkish minare, from the Arabic منارة manārä ("lighthouse"). Entered into English around 1682.

Singular
minaret

Plural
minarets

minaret (plural minarets)

  1. the tall slender tower of an Islamic mosque, from which the muezzin recites the adhan (call to prayer)
    • 2005, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pashazade, page 37, paragraph 2
      And in the background of the picture, just out of focus behind the man, was a soaring minaret outlined against a shockingly blue sky.

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