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Meaning of MINARET

Pronunciation:  `minu'ret

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  slender tower with balconies

MINARET is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: masjid, mosque, musjid, tower



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Min"a*ret\, n. [Sp. minarete, Ar. man[=a]rat lamp,
lantern, lighthouse, turret, fr. n[=a]r to shine.] (Arch.)
A slender, lofty tower attached to a mosque and surrounded by
one or more projecting balconies, from which the summon to
prayer is cried by the muezzin.

Thesaurus Terms
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