minaret definition

  • noun:
    • A tall slender tower attached with a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies that a muezzin summons the folks to prayer.
    • the tall thin tower of an Islamic mosque, that the muezzin recites the adhan (telephone call to prayer)
    • A slender, lofty tower attached to a mosque and in the middle of one or more projecting balconies, that the summon to prayer is cried by the muezzin.
    • In Moslem arch., a slender and lofty turret usually increasing by a number of stages or stories, and surrounded by more than one projecting balconies, characteristic of Mohammedan mosques, and matching toward belfry of a Christian chapel.
    • slender tower with balconies

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