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azan

[ah-zahn] /ɑˈzɑn/
noun
1.
(in Islamic countries) the call to prayer proclaimed five times a day by the muezzin.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Arabic adhān invitation. See muezzin
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azan

/ɑːˈzɑːn/
noun
1.
(Islam) the call to prayer five times a day, usually by a muezzin from a minaret
Word Origin
from Arabic adhān, from adhina to proclaim, invite; see muezzin
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