minaret[min′ə ret′, min′ə ret′]
minaret definition by Webster's New World
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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: French ; from Turkish menāret ; from Arabic manāra(t), lighthouse, minaret ; from base of nār, fire
minaret definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A tall slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin summons the people to prayer.
Origin: French, from Turkish minārat, from Arabic manāra, lamp; see nwr in Semitic roots.