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Meaning of minaret

min•a•ret

Pronunciation: (min"u-ret', min'u-ret"), [key]
— n.
  1. a lofty, often slender, tower or turret attached to a mosque, surrounded by or furnished with one or more balconies, from which the muezzin calls the people to prayer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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