Definition of minaret noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmɪnəˈret//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪnəˈret//
Religious buildings
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a tall thin tower, usually forming part of a mosque, from which Muslims are called to prayer See related entries: Religious buildings Word Originlate 17th cent.: from French, or from Spanish minarete, Italian minaretto, via Turkish from Arabic manār(a) ‘lighthouse, minaret’, based on nār ‘fire or light’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minaret