Minaret

Minaret

WordNet



noun


(1)   Slender tower with balconies
Wiktonary



Etymology


From the minare, from the manārä ("lighthouse"). Entered into English around 1682.

Noun



  1. the tall slender tower of an Islamic mosque, from which the muezzin recites the adhan (call to prayer)
    • 2005, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pashazade, page 37, paragraph 2
      And in the background of the picture, just out of focus behind the man, was a soaring minaret outlined against a shockingly blue sky.