Definition of Minaret

1. Noun. Slender tower with balconies.

Group relationships: Mosque
Generic synonyms: Tower



Definition of Minaret

1. n. 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.

Definition of Minaret

1. Noun. the tall slender tower of an Islamic mosque, from which the muezzin recites the adhan (call to prayer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minaret

1. a slender tower attached to a mosque [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Minaret

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minaret (current term)
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Literary usage of Minaret

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1866)
"The large minaret of Sultan Hassan is afine specimen of one kind of minaret that prevails in Cairo, that of an octagonal form. The minaret of Sultan ..."

2. A History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1874)
"This minaret is one of the finest specimens of a particular class. It possesses none of the grace or ... minaret at Tunis. (From Gil-unit dc Prangey. ..."

3. Russia in Central Asia in 1889 and the Anglo-Russian Question by George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon (1889)
"... and the Miri Arab minaret rises the tapering shaft of the Minari Kalian, or Great minaret, whence criminals are thrown headlong, and which no European ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"THE minaret BELLS T INK-A-TINK, tink-a-tink, By the light of the star, On the blue river's brink, I heard a guitar. I heard a guitar On the blue waters ..."

5. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"THE minaret BELLS. On the blne river's brink, I heard a guitar. TINK-A-TINK, tink-a-tink, By the light of the star, I heard a guitar, On the blne waters ..."

6. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"minaret Of the two examples that on the left belongs to the mosque of Sultan ... The mosque is ruinous, but the beautiful minaret is ..."

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