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



    BrE BrE//ˈsʊni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʊni//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈsʌni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌni//
    (pl. Sunni, Sunnis) Religious people, Types of belief
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  1. 1[uncountable] one of the two main branches of the Islamic religion compare Shia See related entries: Types of belief
  2. 2[countable] a member of the Sunni branch of Islam compare Shiite See related entries: Religious people, Types of belief
  3. Word OriginArabic, literally ‘custom, normative rule’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Sunni