Azan definition

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The Muslim summons to prayer, called by the muezzin from a minaret of a mosque five times a day.
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The Muslim summons to prayer: it is called five times a day by a muezzin.
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(Islam) The call to prayer.
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(histology) A staining technique involving azocarmine and aniline dyes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
azan
Plural:
azans

Origin of azan

  • Arabic ’aḏān from ’aḏḏana to call to prayer derived stem of ’aḏina to listen from ’uḏn ear ℵḏn in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic أذان.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening.

    From Wiktionary