minaret[min′ə ret′, min′ə ret′]
a high, slender tower attached to a mosque, with one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin, or crier, calls the people to prayer
Origin of minaretFrench ; from Turkish menāret ; from Arabic manāra(t), lighthouse, minaret ; from base of nār, fire
A tall slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin or a recording of a muezzin summons the people to prayer.
Origin of minaretFrench, from Turkish minārat, from Arabic manāra, lamp; see nwr in Semitic roots.
Maltepe Mosque designed by Recai Akçay (1909–1967)