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min·a·ret

 (mĭn′ə-rĕt′)
n.
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.

[Ultimately (partly via French) from Ottoman Turkish mināre, from earlier menāre, from Arabic manāra, lamp, beacon tower of a fortress; see nwr in Semitic roots.]

minaret

(ˌmɪnəˈrɛt; ˈmɪnəˌrɛt)
n
1. (Architecture) a slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer
2. (Architecture) any structure resembling this
[C17: from French, from Turkish, from Arabic manārat lamp, from nār fire]
ˌminaˈreted adj

min•a•ret

(ˌmɪn əˈrɛt, ˈmɪn əˌrɛt)

n.
a lofty, often slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more balconies from which the muezzin calls the people to prayer.
[1675–85; < French minaret, Sp minarete, or Italian minaretto « Arabic manārah lighthouse]
min`a•ret′ed, adj.

minaret

A tower usually attached to a mosque from which the Muslim faithful are called to prayer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minaret - slender tower with balconiesminaret - slender tower with balconies  
mosque - (Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
Translations
مِئْذَنَه
minaret
minaret
minareto
minarett
minareetti
minaret
bænaturn
minaretas
minarets
minaret

minaret

[mɪnəˈret] Nalminar m, minarete m

minaret

[ˌmɪnəˈrɛt] nminaret m

minaret

nMinarett nt

minaret

[ˌmɪnəˈrɛt] nminareto

minaret

(minəˈret) noun
a tower on a mosque from which the call to prayer is sounded.
References in classic literature ?
Once we thought we discerned a gilded minaret gleaming in the sun amidst the waving tops of far-distant trees, but we soon abandoned the idea in the belief that it was but an hallucination born of our great desire to discover the haunts of civilized men in this beautiful, yet forbidding, spot.
The skyline was broken by spire and dome and minaret and tall, slender towers, while the walls supported many a balcony and in the soft light of Cluros, the farther moon, now low in the west, he saw, to his surprise and consternation, the figures of people upon the balconies.
     The man with the minaret.
With wonder and admiration, Alleyne, leaning over the bulwarks, gazed at the forest of masts, the swarm of boats darting hither and thither on the bosom of the broad curving stream, and the gray crescent-shaped city which stretched with many a tower and minaret along the western shore.
A modern traveller, in twelve lines, burdens the poor little island with the following titles, -- it is a grave, tomb, pyramid, cemetery, sepulchre, catacomb, sarcophagus, minaret, and mausoleum!
Never did a mountain seem so close; its big sides seemed at one's very elbow, and its majestic dome, and the lofty cluster of slender minarets that were its neighbors, seemed to be almost over one's head.
Burch had not said so, but perhaps there were mosques and temples and minarets and date-palms.
I saw the rounded domes of its mosques, the elegant points of its minarets, its fresh and verdant terraces.
The minarets of the town loomed above the houses in the pale rays of the sun.
Its dense array of houses swells upward from the water's edge, and spreads over the domes of many hills; and the gardens that peep out here and there, the great globes of the mosques, and the countless minarets that meet the eye every where, invest the metropolis with the quaint Oriental aspect one dreams of when he reads books of eastern travel.
The moonlight revealed glimpses of one district half in ruins; and some pinnacles of mosques and minarets shot up here and there, glistening in the silvery rays.
She showed him an Eastern town with flat roofs and cupolas and minarets.