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Shemoneh Esreh

[Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-moh-nuh es-rey; Sephardic Hebrew shuh-moh-ne es-rey] /Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈmoʊ nə ˈɛs reɪ; Sephardic Hebrew ʃə moʊˈnɛ ɛsˈreɪ/
noun, Judaism.
the Amidah, consisting of 19 blessings, recited on days other than the Sabbath and holy days.
Origin of Shemoneh Esreh
shəmōneh ʿeśrēh eighteen (apparently the number of blessings in earlier times) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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